Case Status: Victory
Doe v. Department of Health and Human Services
CIR successfully challenged the unconstitutional exclusion of “Michelle Doe,” a sixteen year old high school girl, from a “minorities-only” summer study program solely because of her race. The program was funded in part by the National Institute of Health and Texas A&M University.
The case settled prior to trial for damages and attorneys’ fees and an agreement by the NIH not to use the program funds at issue to support race-preferential programs in the future.