CIR brief to Supreme Court Targets Health Law

February 13, 2012

Brief filed on behalf of former AG’s, Justice Officials

Washington, DC: Today the Center for Individual Rights filed an amicus brief authored by former Solictor General Theodore Olson challenging the individal mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2012, popularly known as “ObamaCare.”

The brief was filed on behalf of

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CIR Challenges Guam Referendum

November 21, 2011

“Chamorro-Only” plebiscite violates Constitution

Washington, DC— The Center for Individual Rights filed suit today against Guam, the Guam Election Commission and seven named Guam officials for discrimination on the basis of race and ethnic heritage under Guamanian laws that prohibit individuals who are not “native inhabitants of Guam” from voting on

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Appeals Court: LaRoque v. Holder can proceed

July 08, 2011

Plaintiff Nix, others, have standing

Washington,DC — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today ruled that LaRoque et al. v. Holder, CIR’s challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 can proceed. Previously, U.S. District Court Judge John Bates had dismissed the case on

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Appeals Court Ruling Clearly Erroneous

July 01, 2011

Michigan’s Prop 2 Still the Law

Washington, D.C.— The Center for Individual Rights reacted strongly to a decision released today by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit which held that Michigan’s Prop. 2 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. Better known as

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CIR challenges Section 5 of Voting Rights Act

April 07, 2010

Kinston, NC.— The Center for Individual Rights filed suit today on behalf of a group of Kinston,North Carolina voters and prospective candidates in local elections who claim Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1964 exceeds Congress’ authority under the Fifth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.

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Lawsuit against Anita MonCrief dismissed

April 06, 2010

Today an abrupt end came to a lawsuit that Project Vote, an affiliate of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), had launched against Anita MonCrief, a vocal critic of both groups. The federal judge hearing the case ordered all claims dismissed based on a stipulation by the

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Victory for California free speech

May 20, 2009

State housing agency agrees to “Julie Waltz First Amendment Policy”

Washington, D.C.—California resident Julie Waltz’ long fight for free speech for opponents of state subsidized housing policies came to a victorious conclusion today, when the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing agreed to implement the “Julie Waltz First Amendment Policy.”

The

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CIR scores victory in NYC exam schools case

December 10, 2008

Brooklyn, New York — Today U.S. District Court Judge Dora L. Irizarry approved a stipulated settlement agreement that brings to a successful conclusion CIR’s suit challenging the use of a quota against Asians in New York City’s Specialized High School Institute. Pursuant to the settlement, the New York City Department

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CIR challenges abusive housing discrimination investigations

April 01, 2008

CA officials stifled criticism of sex offenders placed in residential neighborhoods

Washington, D.C.: The Center for Individual Rights today filed suit against several officials of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) on behalf of California resident Julie Waltz.

In 2006, DFEH officials opened an abusive investigation of Waltz solely

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Court upholds Michigan’s Prop. 2

March 18, 2008

Says voters did not violate U.S. Constitution

In a major victory for Center for Individual Rights client Eric Russell, U.S. District Court Judge David Lawson today upheld Michigan’s Prop. 2.

In a 55 page opinion Lawson said Michigan voters did not violate the U.S. Constitution when they voted to ban racial preferences

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