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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CIR asks court to order compliance with race ban

January 04, 2007

Follows Sixth Circuit decision paving way for immediate compliance

Washington D.C.: CIR moved quickly to force Michigan colleges to immediately comply with a new state constitutional amendment barring the use of race in their current admissions cycle.

The public interest law firm earlier this week filed a new class action lawsuit in

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Michigan Prop. 2 reborn!!

December 29, 2006

Sixth Circuit lifts order suspending enforcement of Prop. 2

Washington DC: Late Friday night, December 29, 2006, a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a lower court order suspending enforcement of Article I, Section 26 of the Michigan Constitution. That means that the

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CIR widens fight against Prop. 2 delay

December 22, 2006

Asks Sixth Circuit to lift injunction

Washington, D.C.: On Thursday, December 21, CIR filed a motion for an emergency stay pending appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a legal effort to ensure Michigan’s newly enacted Prop. 2 takes effect for this year’s admissions cycle. CIR

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CIR to appeal order delaying Prop. 2

December 19, 2006

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Center for Individual Rights will file an motion requesting an emergency hearing on CIR’s motion to intervene in litigation challenging Prop. 2 to stay an order entered this morning delaying implementation of Prop. 2 until June 30, 2007.

Late yesterday, CIR filed a motion to intervene

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CIR fights Proposal 2 delays

December 18, 2006

Will represent current applicants in federal lawsuit

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Center for Individual Rights filed a motion to intervene in BAMN et al. v. Granholm et al. now pending before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

CIR is asking the court to deny a motion filed a week

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Mueller v. Idaho: Parents’ right to make medical decisions at stake in lawsuit

October 30, 2006

Summary judgment hearing in Boise

Today U.S District Court Judge Judge B. Lynn Winmill will hold an important hearing regarding a class action lawsuit against the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the City of Boise and St. Luke’s Medical Center for violating the constitutional right of parents to direct the

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CIR files class action lawsuit challenging VCU, Dow Jones Fund

September 26, 2006

Challenges minority-only national journalism program

Today the Center for Individual Rights (CIR) filed a class action lawsuit challenging a minority-only summer journalism workshop sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University, the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, and the Richmond Times Dispatch.

CIR alleges the program violates the right of non-minority individuals to equal protection under

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Idaho family rights case moves forward

April 18, 2006

Judge denies Hospital motion to dismiss — allows Mueller Family to add claims

Washington, D.C.— In a significant legal victory for Boise residents Eric and Corissa Mueller, U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill last Friday denied St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center’s motion for summary judgment in the Mueller’s pending case

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