NYC schools files motion in support of CIR effort

February 12, 2008

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 a

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CIR urges court to end Michigan Prop. 2 challenge

February 05, 2008

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 who

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CIR sues to end NYC magnet school race quota

January 14, 2008

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 boost

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CIR fights UM over minority data

November 27, 2007

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.

Russell

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CIR sues to stop NYC schools race discrimination

November 19, 2007

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 is

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U.S. Supreme Court denies BAMN’s motion

June 19, 2007

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 remains

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Supreme Court to hear student free speech case

March 16, 2007

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 the

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State may not second-guess parents’ medical judgment

March 01, 2007

Favorable ruling in family rights case

Washington, DC — Earlier this week, U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued a 62 page ruling finding that city and state officials in Boise, Idaho violated the constitutional rights of Eric and Corissa Mueller when they assumed custody of their 5 week-old daughter

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Dow Jones Fund, VCU agree to drop minority-only requirement

February 14, 2007

Journalism workshops will be open to all races

Washington, DC: Today the Dow Jones News Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University and Media General Corp. agreed to drop all racial restrictions on participants in the Urban Journalism Workshop summer program that they jointly co-sponsored. The summer program provides two weeks of hands-on journalism

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CIR expects to dismiss Washtenaw case against Michigan universities

January 30, 2007

Federal lawsuit continues

Washington DC: The Center for Individual Rights expects later today to file a stipulated order to dismiss a case filed earlier this month against the University of Michigan and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm as part of CIR’s effort to secure immediate implementation of Michigan’s new constitutional amendment that

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