Burgess v. Cahall

Successfully defended a company official against charges of sexual harassment. Challenging 1994 Violence Against Women Act as unconstitutional.

Status: Victory. After CIR's victory in U.S. v. Morrision, complaint dismissed on July 18, 2000.

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U.S. v. Miller

CIR is representing Kathryn Miller, an Amish woman appealing her conviction for the federal "hate crime" of participating in the forcible cutting of the beards and hair of other Amish for religious reasons. CIR contends that Congress lacks the authority under the Commerce Clause to prosecute purely instate conduct (such

Status: Case resolved on other groundss

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U.S. v. Morrison

Defended student athlete in civil suit against ill-founded charges of rape. Successfully challenged portions of 1994 Violence Against Women Act as unconstitutional exercise of Congress's authority under the Commerce Clause and Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Status: Victory. Morrision is one of the defining Commerce Clause precedents of the decade.

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