CIR fights racial set-asides in St. Paul school

April 07, 1999

Washington, D.C. – The Center for Individual Rights filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, April 6 challenging racial preferences in student assignments to the acclaimed St. Paul, MN Capitol Hill Magnet school. At issue is a school district policy that leaves available classroom seats unfilled in order to achieve the district’s

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HUD officials ruled personally liable in free speech case

December 23, 1998

Washington, D.C. – In a decision that significantly reinforces First Amendment protections for citizens who challenge government actions, U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ruled on Friday (December 18) that HUD officials are liable in their personal capacity for investigating three Berkeley area residents who opposed the location of

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CIR files second lawsuit against University of Michigan

December 03, 1997

Washinton, D.C. – The Center for Individual Rights filed a class action lawsuit today against the University of Michigan Law School seeking to have that school’s admissions policies declared unconstitutional. Today’s lawsuit follows an earlier lawsuit filed against the University of Michigan undergraduate College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts.

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CIR sues to end use of racial preferences by University of Michigan

October 14, 1997

Washington, D.C. – The Center for Individual Rights filed a class action lawsuit today against the University of Michigan seeking to have its admissions policies declared unconstitutional. Along with co-counsel David F. Herr and Kirk Kolbo of the Minneapolis firm of Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand LLP, CIR is representing

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CIR challenges all-white scholarships in Alabama

August 27, 1997

Washington, D.C.- The Center for Individual Rights, the public interest law firm that successfully represented Cheryl Hopwood in her discrimination lawsuit against the University of Texas School of Law, agreed today to represent Mr. Jessie Thompkins, a graduate student at Alabama State University(ASU), in his lawsuit challenging all-white scholarships at

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University of Washington sued for discrimination

March 06, 1997

Law School accused of using illegal racial preferences in admissions

Washington, D.C. – Katuria Smith, assisted by the Washington, D.C. based Center for Individual Rights (CIR), filed a lawsuit late yesterday claiming that the University of Washington School of Law (UWSL) discriminated against her on the basis of her race (white)

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Texas A&M and federal agencies sued for running segregated summer program

February 24, 1997

Washington, D.C.- The Center for Individual Rights (CIR) sued Texas A&M and the National Institutes for Health (NIH) this week for operated a segregated summer science program. CIR filed its lawsuit on behalf of “Michelle Doe,” a sixteen year-old white high school student who was denied access to a science

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