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 DepartmentRead More → Posted in Press Releases
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 solelyRead More → Posted in Press Releases
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 preferencesRead More → Posted in Press Releases
Asks court to end racial quotas at Mark Twain school
The New York City Department of Education today joined CIR in asking Federal District Court Judge Jack Weinstein to terminate the 1974 desegregation decree that imposes racial quotas on admissions to Mark Twain Intermediate School. CIR challenged the quotas in aRead More → Posted in Press Releases
Co-counsel Cooper to appear at hearing
On Wednesday, February 6 2008, CIR co-counsel Charles J. Cooper will urge U.S. Federal District Court Judge David Lawson to reject all pending legal challenges to Prop. 2 as a matter of law. Together with CIR, Cooper is representing Eric Russell, a Michigan resident whoRead More → Posted in Press Releases
Mark Twain limits minorities to boost white percentage
Washington, D.C.: The Center for Individual Rights today will file a class action lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education challenging the use of separate, lower admissions standards for white students at prestigious Mark Twain Intermediate School in order to boostRead More → Posted in Press Releases
UM, allies suppress damaging info
On November 28, CIR co-counsel Charles J. Cooper will appear before U.S. Federal district court Judge David Lawson to argue that CIR client Eric Russell has a sufficient interest in the outcome of litigation challenging Michigan’s Prop. 2 to justify his continued intervention in the case.
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Test prep program excludes Asian, white students
Washington, D.C.: — The Center for Individual Rights filed a class action lawsuit today against the New York City Department of Education challenging the Department’s policy of excluding Asian American and white students from a test preparation course because of their race. CIR isRead More → Posted in Press Releases
Michigan’s Sec. 26 remains in effect
Washington, D.C.: The full U.S. Supreme Court today denied a motion asking it to reinstate an injunction barring enforcement of Michigan’s new civil rights amendment that prohibits the use of racial preferences by state agencies.
As a result of the Court’s ruling, the Michigan amendment remainsRead More → Posted in Press Releases
CIR files brief in Alaska banner case, Morse v. Frederick
On Monday, March 19 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in an important free speech case concerning the authority of school officials to punish high school students for any speech they deem contrary to the mission or work of theRead More → Posted in Press Releases