Nix v. Holder

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

Status: Loss.

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Operation King’s Dream v. Ward Connerly

The Center for Individual Rights represented the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (MCRI) against a last-minute effort by opponents to keep it off the November 2006 ballot by challenging its legality under the federal Voting Rights Act.

Status: Victory

Read More → Civil Rights Federal Appellate Courts

Parents Involved v. Seattle School District No. 1

CIR filed amicus brief in case challenging race-based school assignment plan.

Status: Victory. 5-4 majority struck down racial balancing plan.

Read More → Amicus Briefs U.S. Supreme Court

Perez v. Posse Comitatus

Citizens group sued for discussing immigration

Farmingville, Long Island

Sachem Quality of Life (SQL), a non-profit community group, was formed in response to politicians’ refusal to deal with an explosion of illegal immigration in the Farmingville area of Long Island. Its members want to protect their quality of life in the face

Status: Victory

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Perryman v. Romero

Status: Loss: Petition for Certiorari denied June 24, 2019

Read More → Amicus Briefs Federal District Courts

Project Vote v. MonCrief

CIR defends ACORN whistleblower

CIR is representing Anita MonCrief, a former employee of

Anita MonCrief

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 suit to silence Ms. MonCrief alleging numerous violations of law including

Status: Victory. Case settled on favorable terms

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Rau and Katapadi v. NYC Dept. of Ed.

CIR successfully challenges magnet school quota


On January 14, 2008, the Center for Individual Rights 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,

Status: Victory. City agreed to eliminate racial quota.

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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.

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

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Reno v. Bossier Parish School District

Supreme Court Ends Racial Gerrymandering by Department of Justice

In 1993, the Bossier Parish school board submitted a race-neutral plan to redraw voting districts as required by the 1990 census. This plan was identical to one earlier approved by the Department of Justice.

However, the NAACP proposed an alternative plan which

Status: Victory

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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.

Status: Victory

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