Court orders reinstatement of Le Moyne student Scott McConnell

January 18, 2006

Appeals court slams summary expulsion over course paper

A New York Appellate Division court today ordered Le Moyne College to reinstate education student Scott McConnell “forthwith.” McConnell was summarily expelled a year ago because of a course paper he wrote concerning classroom management. Among other things, McConnell’s paper questioned the value

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Court denies Le Moyne student’s petition for reinstatement

September 26, 2005

McConnell to appeal ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Le Moyne College student Scott McConnell said he would appeal a decision by New York State Supreme Court Judge Edward D. Carni denying his reinstatement to Le Moyne College.

McConnell was summarily expelled last January over a paper he wrote for a course in classroom management.

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Family rights case moves forward

August 10, 2005

Judge denies hospital, police motions

In a significant legal victory for Boise residents Eric and Corissa Mueller, U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill today ruled that CIR can proceed with discovery against St. Lukes Hospital and the City of Boise in its legal effort to challenge the 2002 seizure of

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Law students, Medal of Honor recipients file brief

June 07, 2005

Urge Supreme Court to uphold Solomon Amendment

Washington, D.C.– The Center for Individual Rights joined with over 50 law students and 8 Medal of Honor recipients in submitting a friend of the court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court urging it to reverse a November, 2004 decision by a three judge

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Lawsuit challenges student’s dismissal for personal beliefs

May 05, 2005

Washington, D.C.– A LeMoyne College graduate student dismissed because of his traditional beliefs concerning effective teaching techniques in elementary school classrooms today filed suit seeking reinstatement and monetary damages.

The student — Scott McConnell — was summarily dismissed from the schools Master’s degree program in January on the basis of a

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CIR files damages claim against UM

December 09, 2004

Class- wide relief sought

Washington, D.C.– Together with co-counsel Kirk Kolbo, CIR today filed a motion before U.S. District Court Judge Patrick Duggan seeking classwide damages for individuals unconstitutionally denied admission by the University of Michigan between 1995 and 2003. Today’s motion seeks monetary and other relief based on the U.S.

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CIR challenges Idaho child protection

September 29, 2004

Claims agency actions violate Constitution

Washington, D.C. — The Center for Individual Rights announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the Idaho Child Protection Agency, the City of Boise and St. Luke’s Medical Center for violating the constitutional right of parents to direct the medical treatment of their minor

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CIR to testify before Texas legislature

June 23, 2004

Warns against return to race preferences

The Center for Individual Rights will testify tomorrow before a Committee of the Texas Senate investigating changes to admissions policies in Texas institutions of higher education. CIR Director of Legal and Public Affairs Curt Levey will urge the Texas legislature to continue the historic effort

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A win for free speech in suit against California school

May 06, 2004

Cal Poly admits 1st Amendment protects flier minorities found offensive

Washington, D.C. — In a win for the free speech rights of students, California Polytechnic State University has conceded to the demands of a First Amendment lawsuit by one of its students. The student, Steven Hinkle, was found guilty of “disruption”

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Federal appeals court hears affirmative action suit against U. Washington

February 11, 2004

First big test of Supreme Court ruling on race-based admissions

Washington, D.C. —Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears a lawsuit challenging the University of Washington Law School’s admissions preferences for minorities. It marks the first time that a federal appellate court is applying the Supreme Court’s

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