Case Status: Pending

Rynearson v. Bass

Together with Christopher Day, Esq., CIR is representing Richard Rynearson, a retired Air Force command pilot and field grade officer, whose right to free speech was violated when Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force…

Case Status: Settled on favorable terms

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

April 2, 2014Settlement in NYC School Race CaseCIR’s long-running battle on behalf of school building superintendents in New York City drew to a close on April 2 2014, when U.S. District Court Judge…

Case Status: Case dismissed in wake of decision in Janus v. AFSCME

Yohn v. California Teachers Association: Chronology

October 25, 2018The Promise of JanusOn October 25, CIR President Terry Pell helped take the fight for teacher freedom to the Pennsylvania state Legislature.  He testified in support of proposed legislation designed to…

Case Status: Dismissed in wake of favorable decision by Supreme Court of Massachusetts in another case

Martel v. Healey: Chronology

April 18, 2018Massachusetts Stun Gun Ban Finally Declared UnconstitutionalAfter facing attacks on nearly every front, the Massachusetts law banning stun guns and other electric weapons was finally declared unconstitutional.Stun Gun Case Bolts…

Case Status: Case resolved on other grounds

Miller: Chronology

August 27, 2014Sixth Circuit grants Amish hair cutters new trialThe Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Miller v. United States, in which CIR client Kathryn Miller and other Amish appealed their convictions…

Case Status: Victory

Davis v. Guam: Chronology

May 5, 2020Dave Davis Wins the DayIn early December, the Government of Guam moved to dismiss CIR’s case challenging its Chamorro-only plebiscite on grounds that plaintiff Dave Davis cannot possibly have been harmed…

Case Status: Loss.

Nix v. Holder: Chronology

November 12, 2012Court Declines to Review Voting Rights CaseOn November 12, 2012, the Supreme Court denied CIR’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Nix v. Holder.CIR asks Court to review Kinston, NC caseTogether…

Case Status: Victory

MCRI Litigation: Chronology

March 22, 2014Victory in SchuetteIn 2006, Michigan voters successfully passed Proposition 2, a ballot initiative that amended the Michigan state constitution and ended the state government’s use of racial preferences in employment decisions…

Case Status: Pending

Norman Wang v. University of Pittsburgh et al.

CIR is representing Dr. Norman Wang, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, who was disciplined for publishing an article in a scientific journal that analyzed the extent and effect of racial…

Case Status: Settled on Favorable Terms.

Cocina Cultura LLC v. State of Oregon et al.

CIR has filed suit against the State of Oregon, Oregon’s Department of Administrative Services, and two Oregon non-profits, which established a coronavirus relief fund that exclusively provides federal grant money to black applicants, in violation…

Case Status: Victory

Seila Law LLC v. CFPB

CIR filed an amicus brief arguing that the separation of powers and the president’s responsibility to faithfully execute the law requires that the president retain the authority to remove administrative officers who wield executive power…

Case Status: Pending

Barke v. Banks: Who are the Plaintiffs?

Jeffrey Barke, MDJeffrey Barke has a long history of public service. In 2019, he was appointed as a Director of the Rossmoor Community Service District. And for twelve years before that, he served as an…

Case Status: Pending

Jeffrey Barke et. al v. Eric Banks et al.

CIR is representing seven California elected officials in an effort stop the enforcement of Section 3550, a California law that prohibits public employers from criticizing public employee unions...

Case Status: Pending

Barke v. Banks: Who are the Lawyers?

David Schwarz, Lead Counsel David Schwarz is a litigation partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.  He has extensive experience in litigating constitutional issues, with particular emphasis on First Amendment and labor issues. Mr. Schwarz was lead…

Case Status: Petition for Certiorari denied October 7, 2019.

Seeberger v. Davenport Civil Rights Commission et al.

Seeberger rented a room in a single family house that she owned to Michelle Schreurs and her then fifteen-year-old daughter for $300 per month. Upon hearing that Schreurs’ daughter was pregnant, Seeberger evicted Schruers and…

Case Status: Loss: Petition for Certiorari denied June 24, 2019

Perryman v. Romero

The Center for Individual Rights filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hear Perryman v. Romero and act to defend the First Amendment rights of class action plaintiffs...

Case Status: Victory

Doe v. Alger

CIR represented a student who challenged college sexual misconduct procedures...

Case Status: Certiorari Denied

Gerawan Farming v. ALRB

CIR filed an amicus brief on behalf of California agricultural workers in a Supreme Court case challenging a California law that imposes labor contract on unwilling employees...

Case Status: Case dismissed in wake of decision in Janus v. AFSCME

Yohn v. CTA: Meet the Lawyers

In Yohn v. CTA, the Center for Individual Rights is working in cooperation with Michael Carvin of Jones Day. Carvin was a founding board member of CIR and has worked closely with the Center on…