Filed amicus brief contesting court-ordered $1 million damage award as unlawful restriction of constitutionally protected speech.
Status: Settled by stipulation filed July 6, 1999.Read More →
CIR victorious in show-down with IRS
After a year-long fight with the IRS over the right of private citizens to publish a book critical of the government, CIR has successfully halted another effort by a government regulatory agency to suppress protected speech. The Department of
Status: Victory: All IRS subpoenas withdrawnRead More →
California school scrambles to settle with CIR
In another victory for CIR, California Polytechnic State University agreed that it was improper to punish a student soley on the grounds that other students found his speech to be contraversial. The school agreed to clear Steve’s student record, let him post fliers in
Status: Status: Victory. University settled on terms favorable to student.Read More →
CIR’s Historic Fifth Circuit Victory
In 1996, CIR won a historic victory in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals case Hopwood v. Texas. The Fifth Circuit ruling barred all use of racial preferences in university admissions in the states under that court’s jurisdiction. Since the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, our
Status: Victory, later modified in Grutter v. BollingerRead More →
CIR is representing a blogger, Irina Chevaldina, who is being sued for copyright infringement for using a headshot photo in one of her posts. She won in the district court and CIR is endeavoring to defend the decision in her favor before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Status: VictoryRead More →
CIR is representing several members of Congress in an amicus effort designed to support two challenges to the Obama Administration's decision to set aside a provision of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") that limits federal heath care subsidies to individuals in states that have created healthcare exchanges.
Status: Pending.Read More →
Following unsuccessful petition for review challenging FCC regulations requiring the auctioning of contested radio licenses, in case where FCC had already been found to have engaged in unconstitutional gender discrimination, case remanded to FCC for further proceedings.
Status: Victory before D.C. Circuit, case settled on remand.Read More →
Filed amicus brief urging 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 protected by the First Amendment.
Status: VictoryRead More →
“THE CASE READS LIKE A TWISTED VERSION OF THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS, ONLY THIS TIME THE ‘WITCH’ IS A PROFESSOR AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY AND HIS ACCUSERS ARE FORMER STUDENTS EGGED ON BY SOME MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN’S STUDIES PROGRAM.” LINDA CHAVEZ, USA TODAY
CIR contested, on contractual and other
Status: Loss. N.Y. Court of Appeals upheld lower court dismissal of case.Read More →