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

Read More → Elections U.S. Supreme Court

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

Read More → Amicus Briefs U.S. Supreme Court

Rosenberger v. University of Virginia

In 1995, CIR fought and won a case before the Supreme Court that affirmed that government cannot exclude faith-based student organaizations from programs because of their religious viewpoint.

Status: Victory

Read More → Free Exercise of Religion U.S. Supreme Court

Rothe v. U.S. Dept. of Defense and U.S. Small Business Administration

Status: Pending

Read More → Amicus Briefs Federal Appellate Courts

Rumsfeld v. FAIR

Submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court urging it to uphold the Solomon Amendment, which requires colleges and universities to provide equal access to military recruiters as a condition of receiving federal funds. The brief notes that CIR’s landmark 1995 Supreme Court case Rosenberger v. University of Virigina, which

Status: Victory

Read More → Amicus Briefs U.S. Supreme Court

Russell v. Brandon

CIR asks state court to order schools to follow Prop. 2

The Center for Individual Rights has filed a classaction lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Washtenaw County, MI, on behalf of Eric Russell and all other similarly situated individuals applying to Michigan state schools this year.

In papers filed January 4,

Status: Case withdrawn when state schools agreed to implement new amendment.

Read More → Civil Rights State Courts

Schuette v. BAMN

The Center for Individual Rights is representing Eric Russell in his defense of the constitutionality of an amendment sponsored by Ward Connerly and Jennifer Gratz to ban the use of racial preferences in state programs.

Status: Victory

Read More → Civil Rights U.S. Supreme Court

Seeberger v. Davenport Civil Rights Commission et al.

Seeberger rented rooms in a single family house that she owned.  In 2013, she rented a room to Michelle Schreurs and her then fifteen-year-old daughter for $300 per month.  In the fall of 2014, Seeberger noticed a bottle of pre-natal vitamins on the kitchen counter.  At that point, Schreurs and

Status: Petition for Certiorari denied October 7, 2019

Read More → Freedom of Speech U.S. Supreme Court

Seila Law LLC v. CFPB

Status: Victory

Read More → Amicus Briefs U.S. Supreme Court

Serafine v. Branaman

Status: Victory

Read More → Amicus Briefs U.S. Supreme Court