Status: Loss. Court refused to consider brief.Read More →
IR is representing Ultima Services Corporation, a company that can no longer compete for contracts that make up the core of its business because its owner, Celeste Bennett, is the wrong race.
For more than fifteen years, Ultima has contracted with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a subdivision of the
Status: PendingRead More →
Speech on a Matter of Public Concern
ACORN was at the center of several controversies throughout the 2008 election season (See McCain ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ9eelAl5tw). ACORN workers were convicted of voter registration fraud in four states, and investigations were conducted by five additional states and the FBI.
Despite being the center of such
Status: Successfully closed. The Maryland case was dismissed, the Pennsylvania case was settled, O'Keefe entered into a plea agreement in the New Orleans case, and the California case was settled.Read More →
CIR sues housing discrimination officials
On April 1, 2008, the Center for Individual Rights filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against several officials of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) on behalf of California resident Julie Waltz.
The suit alleges that state
Status: Victory. Case settled on favorable terms.Read More →
HUD officials barred from silencing housing opposition
In recent years, CIR has been on the forefront of legal efforts to protect this fundamental right against meddling bureaucrats and zealous ideologues who have resorted to anti-discrimination laws to stifle speech they deem threatening to their interests.
One of the most shocking examples of
Status: Victory. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed district court order granting summary judgment.Read More →
Prof. wins fight over politically correct speech restrictionsCourtesy of Old Army Press
With CIR’s help, a Minnesota professor fought in federal court to protect his rights to free speech and academic freedom. After putting a poster of General George Custer on his office door and otherwise deviating from a politically correct view of American
Status: Settled on favorable terms -- Defendants agreed to a judgement in Prof. Willand's favor.Read More →
When attorney Ted Frank posted a blog entry on a legal reform website, he had no way of knowing that he would one day be sued in an effort to punish him for his spirited stance. CIR took on Frank’s defense to protect his vital First Amendment right to speak
Status: Victory. While the case was pending in the Third Circuit, the plaintiff agreed to settle the case on terms favorable to our client.Read More →
On February 6, The Center for Individual Rights filed a lawsuit against the state of California and the California Teachers Association on behalf of eight California public school teachers and the Association of American Educators. The teachers are challenging California’s “agency shop” law, which violates the First Amendment by forcing
Status: Case dismissed in wake of decision in Janus v. AFSCMERead More →