Current Cases

Case Status: Victory in District Court

Castro v. Doe

The Center for Individual Rights is defending an anonymous Wikipedia editor’s free speech rights against a baseless $180 million defamation lawsuit brought by a Texas political figure. CIR is fighting to strengthen existing constitutional protections…

Case Status: Victory. Settled on Favorable Terms

Mattson v. Guyette, et al.

Daniel Mattson worked as a performer and adjunct professor at the Western Michigan University School of Music for more than twenty years. In 2017, Mattson wrote an autobiographical book describing his return to Catholicism…

Case Status: Victory. Settled on Favorable Terms.

Riotte v. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Kate Riotte had worked for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (“Museum”) for six years when she was summarily fired for asking the wrong questions about an equity policy that the museum was developing. In…

Case Status: Pending

Krehbiel v. BrightKey, Inc.

CIR is representing Greg Krehbiel in a federal lawsuit against his former employer for discrimination based on race and political opinion. BrightKey Inc., a Maryland-based marketing fulfillment services company, retained Krehbiel as a consultant in…

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: Remanded to District Court

Davi v. Hein

Since 2010, Davi has served as a Hearing Officer and an Administrative Law Judge in New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. In this role, Davi hears the appeals of those who are…