Burke v. Doe

CIR is representing an anonymous Wikipedia editor in a precedent-seeting case designed to establish the First Amendment right of anonymous internet authors to remain anonymous.

Status: Victory

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Community Financial Serv. Assoc. of America v. FDIC

CIR is representing William Isaac in amicus filing challenging Obama Operation Choke Point

Status: Pending

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Davi v. Roberts

CIR is representing Salvatore Davi, a New York civil servant who was punished by the state government for expressing his political views through his private Facebook account. Since 2010, Davi has served as a Hearing Officer and an Administrative Law Judge in New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability

Status: Complaint Filed

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Davis v. Guam

CIR is representing Guam resident Arnold Davis in a class action lawsuit challenging a race-exclusive plebiscite on the question of whether Guam should seek independence from the United States, statehood, or some other relationship.

Status: Pending

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Desmond v. Harris et. al.

Defending free speech right of California artist to display a historically themed painting that incidentally includes a depiction of a Confederate Flag in county art show.

Status: Complaint Filed

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Martel v. Healey

In 1986, Massachusetts passed a law that bans private citizens from owning a stun-gun or Taser for self-defense. Codified in Section 131J of the General Laws of Massachusetts, the law states that “No person shall possess a portable device or weapon from which an electrical current, impulse, wave or beam

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Yohn v. California Teachers Association

On February 6, The Center for Individual Rights filed a lawsuit against the state of California and the California Teachers Association on behalf of eight California public school teachers and the Association of American Educators. The teachers are challenging California’s “agency shop” law, which violates the First Amendment by forcing

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