Coalition for Economic Equality v. Wilson

Proposition 209 ends preferences in California

“LET’S NOT PERPETUATE THE MYTH THAT ‘MINORITIES’ AND WOMEN CANNOT COMPETE WITHOUT SPECIAL PREFERENCES. LET’S INSTEAD MOVE FORWARD BY RETURNING TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF OUR DEMOCRACY: INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ANY INDIVIDUAL.”

PETE WILSON, WARD CONNERLY AND CCRI BALLOT ARGUMENT FOR

Status: Victory

Read More → Civil Rights Federal Appellate Courts

Columbia Union College v. Oliver

CUC, a small four-year college with about 600 students, had been denied a public grant by the state of Maryland because its Seventh-day Adventist composition made it "pervasively sectarian." Or, in plain English, CUC was too religious for the tastes of state bureaucrats.

Status: Victory

Read More → Free Exercise of Religion Federal Appellate Courts

Community Financial Serv. Assoc. of America v. FDIC

CIR is representing William Isaac in amicus filing challenging Obama Operation Choke Point

Status: Pending

Read More → Amicus Briefs Federal District Courts

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. CIR filed anamicus brief urging the Court to respect the Scouts’ freedom of association. The High

Status: Victory

Read More → Amicus Briefs U.S. Supreme Court

Davi v. Roberts

CIR is representing Salvatore Davi, a New York civil servant who was punished by the state government for expressing his political views through his private Facebook account. Since 2010, Davi has served as a Hearing Officer and an Administrative Law Judge in New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability

Status: Complaint Filed

Read More → Current Cases Federal District Courts

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.

Status: Pending

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Deming v. University of Oklahoma

Prof. disciplined for letter to the editor

On February 18, 2000, Professor David Deming picked up The University of Oklahoma’s daily newspaper. That day’s edition showcased a syndicated article by gun control advocate Joni Kletter, written in a matter that immediately chafed with Deming. Current gun laws, wrote Kletter, allowed “criminals,

Status: Settled in Prof. Deming's favor

Read More → Freedom of Speech Federal District Courts

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

CIR earlier had 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. We argued that one parent’s rights should never be terminated based solely on the conduct of the other

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

Read More → Amicus Briefs State Courts

Desmond v. Harris et. al.

Defending free speech right of California artist to display a historically themed painting that incidentally includes a depiction of a Confederate Flag in county art show.

Status: Victory

Read More → Freedom of Speech State Courts

Doe v. Alger

Representing student challenge to college sexual misconduct procedures.

Status: Victory. Attorneys' fee petition pending.

Read More → Current Cases State Courts