Supreme Court’s mixed decision on race preferences

June 23, 2003

“The court’s mixed decision strikes a blow against one form of race-based preferences,” said Terry Pell, President of Center for Individual Rights (CIR). “It openly addressed the dirty little secret of this case: the use of segregated admissions tracks, bonus points, grids and other quota-like devices for college admissions. ”

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Prof. Maitland settles his case against U. Minnesota

June 12, 2003

Will oversee gender equity in pay decisions

Washington, D.C. – After more than a decade in the federal courts (three decades if you count the underlying Rajender litigation at the University), the case of Ian Maitland v. University of Minnesota has settled.

Ian Maitland, a Professor at the University’s Carlson School of

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Federal court says NJ school can’t ban redneck T-shirt

October 04, 2002

Washington, D.C. – Two Washington, New Jersey high school students challenging their school’s ban on a T-shirt displaying the word “redneck” won a major free speech victory yesterday in federal appeals court. The T-shirt lists nationally recognized comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s “Top 10 Reasons You Might Be A Redneck Sports Fan.”

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Supreme Court asked for extraordinary review of nation’s leading affirmative action case

October 01, 2002

Plaintiffs in U. of Michigan lawsuit say don’t wait for lower court decision

Washington, D.C.–Applicants challenging minority admissions preferences at the University of Michigan petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court today to hear their closely watched case. The request is extraordinary, because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has

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HUD & EEOC sued over reverse discrimination

August 08, 2002

Federal class action lawsuit challenges preferences for women and minorities

Washington, D.C. – Employment preferences for women and minorities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development came under fire today from a class action lawsuit filed in federal court. Worth v. Martinez charges HUD and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission —

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Barbara Grutter to appeal 6th Circuit decision

May 14, 2002

Washington, D.C. – In a sharply divided 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today held that the University of Michigan Law school may take race into account in its admissions policies in order to achieve educational diversity. The court based its holding on Justice Powell’s

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U. of Washington affirmative action trial begins

April 08, 2002

CIR clients get their day in court against Law School after 5-year battle

Washington, D.C. – A trial to determine the constitutionality of minority admissions preferences at the University of Washington Law School begins today at 9:00 a.m. in federal district court in Seattle. The trial before Judge Thomas Zilly marks

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Federal appeals court hears key affirmative action challenge

December 06, 2001

U. of Michigan discrimination against white and asian applicants at issue

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s most closely watched legal challenge to affirmative action in admissions comes before a federal appeals court today in Cincinnati. Plaintiffs in two key lawsuits against the University of Michigan will ask the U.S. Court of

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Federal court allows NYC custodians to challenge discriminatory consent decree

August 06, 2001

Washington, D.C. – In a case with important implications for consent decrees involving racial and gender preferences, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday that New York City school custodians be allowed to challenge preferential employment and hiring policies for female and minority custodians. The custodians will argue that the

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Professor sues to end PC speech restrictions

July 26, 2001

Constitutionality of Minnesota’s computer policy also at stake

Washington, D.C. – A Minneapolis-area history professor muzzled by college administrators filed suit in federal court today to protect his First Amendment rights, after finding himself in the middle of the battle raging on college campuses between political correctness and free speech. North

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