Tompkins v. Alabama State University

Challenged court mandated “whites only” scholarship at traditionally black university.

Status: Partial Victory. District court judge modified scholarship to include applicants of any race.

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Turner v. Browner

Challenged agency-wide affirmative action plan maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Status: Victory. Case settled prior to trial.

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U.S. v. New York City Board of Education

Since 2000, the Center for Individual Rights has represented a group of New York City schools custodial engineers in a landmark challenge to efforts by the federal government to retroactively redistribute employment seniority on the basis of race and gender.

Status: Class settlement pending

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Ultima Services Corporation v. U.S. Department of Agriculture et al.


IR is representing Ultima Services Corporation, a company that can no longer compete for contracts that make up the core of its business because its owner, Celeste Bennett, is the wrong race.

For more than fifteen years, Ultima has contracted with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a subdivision of the

Status: Pending

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Worth v. Jackson

CIR's challenge of employment goals and preferences for women and racial minorities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Status: Loss

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