Case Status: Dismissed. Dismissal affirmed by an equally divided Supreme Court.

Friedrichs v. CTA: Why Teachers?

Plaintiffs Jelena Figuerora, Karen Cuen, Rebecca Friedrichs CIR is representing ten long-time California teachers who fundamentally disagree with positions taken by the California Teachers Association and would not join or support the union if they…

Case Status: Dismissed. Dismissal affirmed by an equally divided Supreme Court.

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

CIR represented ten California teachers and the Christian Educators Association International in a landmark effort to re-establish the right of individual teachers and other public employees to decide for themselves whether to join and support…

Case Status: Loss

Blessing v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc.

CIR filed an amicus brief in Blessing v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc. challenging requirement that lawyers appointed to represent the plaintiff class had to have a gender and racial makeup that “fairly reflects” that of…

Case Status: Case resolved on other grounds

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…

Case Status: Loss. Supreme Court upheld the ACA under Congress's taxing authority.

Florida v. HHS

CIR filed amicus briefs in case challenging individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, more popularly known as "ObamaCare"...

Case Status: Victory

BAMN v. Brown

CIR filed an amicus brief in a 2012 case challenging California's Prop. 209 on the grounds that a state constitutional amendment barring the use of racial preferences was itself illegal racial discrimination...

Case Status: Loss

Aguilar v. Avis Rent-A-Car

CIR filed an amicus brief contesting court-ordered injunction prohibiting "offensive" epithets in the workplace as unlawful prior restraint of constitutionally protected speech...

Case Status: Victory

Ricci v. DeStefano

CIR filed amicus briefs in case challenging the manipulative jettisoning of hiring tests in order to achieve a certain racial mix of employees...

Case Status: Victory

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...

Case Status: Loss.

Nix v. Holder

Constitutional challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1964 on behalf of group of Kinston, NC citizens...

Case Status: Victory. The Court held that the trial court’s termination of the father’s rights was clear error.

Department of Human Services re Zoey and Lyric Mays v. Phillips

CIR filed an amicus brief before the Michigan Supreme Court on behalf of Wali Phillips, a Michigan father whose parental rights were terminated without any finding that he was an unfit parent...

Case Status: Successfully closed. The Maryland case was dismissed, the Pennsylvania case was settled, O'Keefe entered into a plea agreement in the New Orleans case, and the California case was settled.

Vera v. O'Keefe

CIR successfully defended James O’Keefe, who was sued in three different states for recording conversations with ACORN officials under state laws that make it illegal to record a conversation without the consent of the other…

Case Status: Vacated and remanded. The case was moot because the child was nearly 18 and had moved, and the appropriate disposition was to vacate the part of the court of appeals' opinion that addressed the Fourth Amendment issue.

Camreta v. Greene

CIR filed an amicus brief supporting the mother of a child who was seized at school without parental consent in a suit against a social worker and county sheriff...

Case Status: Victory. Shortly after filing suit, county officials agreed to settle the case on terms favorable to the Raykins.

Raykin v. Arapahoe County Department of Human Services

CIR sued the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services and several employees when they seized Joshua Raykin and kept him from his family for over a week based on unsubstantiated abuse claims...

Case Status: Victory. Case settled on favorable terms

Project Vote v. MonCrief

CIR represented Anita MonCrief, a former employee of Project Vote, a subsidiary of ACORN. After she left Project Vote in 2008, Ms. MonCrief became a vocal critic of both organizations. In 2009, Project Vote filed…

Case Status: Victory. While the case was pending in the Third Circuit, the plaintiff agreed to settle the case on terms favorable to our client.

Wolk v. Olson

When attorney Ted Frank posted a blog entry on a legal reform website, he had no way of knowing that he would one day be sued in an effort to punish him for his spirited…

Case Status: Victory. Case settled on favorable terms.

Waltz v. Brumfield

The Center for Individual Rights filed suit against several officials of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing on behalf of California resident Julie Waltz, alleging that state officials used a housing discrimination investigation…

Case Status: Victory. City agreed to eliminate racial quota.

Rau and Katapadi v. NYC Dept. of Ed.

CIR filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York challenging the use of separate, lower admissions standards for white students at prestigious Mark Twain Intermediate School,…

Case Status: Victory. Case settled on favorable terms.

Ng v. New York City Dept. of Education

CIR filed a class action lawsuit challenging the New York City Department of Education ’s policy of excluding Asian American and white students from a test preparation course because of their race...