Case Status: Victory. Plaintiff's motion to dismiss remaining claims was granted.

Sypniewski: Statement of Tom Sypniewski, Jr.

My name is Tom Sypniewski. I just graduated this month from Warren Hills High School in Washington – here in New Jersey. Graduation was a relief after what I’ve been through these last few months.

Case Status: Victory. Plaintiff's motion to dismiss remaining claims was granted.

Sypniewski: Demand letter on behalf of Thomas Sypniewski

May 29, 2001 Mr. Peter MerluzziSuperintendent of SchoolsWarren Hills Regional School District89 Bowerstown RoadWashington, New Jersey 07882 Dear Mr. Merluzzi: This firm has been retained by Thomas Sypniewski, Jr., and his family, as co-counsel with…

Sypniewski: Reply to the school's first response

June 4, 2001 James W. Broscious, Esq.Broscious, Glynn & Fischer, P.C.111 West Washington AvenueWashingron, New Jersey 07882 Re: Thomas Sypniewski Dear Mr. Broscious: I saw today your e-mail letter to me dated May 31, 2001,…

Case Status: Victory. Plaintiff's motion to dismiss remaining claims was granted.

Sypniewski: Statement of Adrianne Perez

My name is Adrianne Perez and I just want to add a little bit to what Tom and his mother said. I know the school says Tom’s T-shirt is offensive and could cause trouble, but…

Case Status: Victory. Plaintiff's motion to dismiss remaining claims was granted.

Sypniewski: Statement of Nancy Sypniewski

My name is Nancy Sypniewski and I’m here today because of what has happened to my son and my family. I want to tell you about what we’ve been through. My husband and I got…

Case Status: Voluntarily dismissed

Mason Cathedral v. City of Boston

The Center for Individual Rights represented Mason Cathedral Church of God in Christ in a lawsuit claiming that the City of Boston violated the church's First Amendment rights when it removed federally funded counselors from…

Case Status: Victory. Defendant Compton's motion for Summary Judgment granted on August 31, 2000.

Affordable Housing Development Corp. v. Fresno

CIR won an important free speech victory in 2006 in its defense of California resident Travis Compton. Compton had been accused of federal housing discrimination by a low-income housing developer angry over Compton’s public comments…

Case Status: Loss. District court injunction granting "cease and desist" order affirmed by 6th Circuit. Supreme Court denied owner's petition to review D.C. Cir. ruling denying review of FCC procedures.

U.S. v. Szoka

CIR defended the owner of low power, non-commercial radio station, Grid Radio 96.9 FM in Cleveland, in “cease and desist” prosecution brought against it by Federal Communications Commission and represented it in a constitutional challenge…

Case Status: Settled in Prof. Deming's favor

Deming v. University of Oklahoma

CIR represented a professor who was accused of sexual harassment on the basis of an article that he published in the University of Oklahoma's daily newspaper...

Case Status: Victory

Dale v. Boy Scouts of America

After the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts may not exclude homosexuals from leadership positions, the Scouts were forced to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect their First Amendment rights.

Case Status: Settled on favorable terms

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

Since 2000, the Center for Individual Rights has represented a group of New York City schools custodial engineers in a landmark challenge to efforts by the federal government to retroactively redistribute employment seniority on the…

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

Burgess v. Cahall

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

Case Status: Victory

Reno v. Bossier Parish School District

The Center for Individual Rights successfully challenged the DOJ's use of the Voting Rights Act to racially gerrymander voting districts in a Louisiana school district...

Case Status: Victory

Reno v. Bossier Parish Fact Sheet

Supreme Court decides voting rights case On January 24, 2000, the Supreme Court agreed with CIR that the Department of Justice may not deny pre-clearance to local redistricting plans that maintain minority voting strength, even…

Case Status: Loss. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit affirmed district court ruling granting defendants' motion for summary judgement.

Miami University Wrestling Club v. Miami University of Ohio

CIR challenged the elimination of men's athletic teams to achieve parity in participation and spending on men's and women's teams...

Case Status: Settled. University of Minnesota agreed to abolish female-only pay raises and distribute salary equitably.

Maitland v. University of Minnesota

CIR challenged a 1989 consent decree whereby the University of Minnesota agreed to distribute $3 million to female faculty members to remedy alleged gender disparities in salary...

Case Status: Settled by stipulation filed July 6, 1999.

Hampton v. National Research Group

CIR filed an amicus brief urging the California Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that discussion of sexual themes in writers' meetings for the television show 'Friends' created a hostile work environment and is not…

Case Status: Victory

Jacobs v. Independent School District No. 625

The Center for Individual Rights filed a federal lawsuit challenging a racial preference policy that left available classroom seats unfilled in order to achieve the district’s desired racial balance...

Case Status: Victory

CUC v. Oliver: Fact Sheet

Supreme Court denies review of school funding decision The U.S. Supreme Court announced on June 14 that it will not accept for review Columbia Union College’s appeal of a lower court order requiring an investigation…