Courts Should Seize the Opportunity To Disempower Public-Worker Unions

March 28, 2014

Cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and in California should terminate closed shops.

Terry Pell, The National Law Journal

March 10, 2014

A U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the forced unionization of Illinois home health care providers and a federal teacher suit challenging the constitutionality of compulsory union dues suggest that the

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New York’s campaign finance limits are illegal

October 02, 2013

New York Post (opinion)

October 2, 2013

by Terence J. Pell

Get ready to see a major New York campaign-finance rule get tossed out by the courts.

The state’s limit on PAC donations, even when the PAC is spending independently of a campaign, is plainly unconstitutional.

For more than a quarter century, courts have been

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Federal Lawsuit Challenges Race-Exclusive Vote in Guam

November 23, 2011

Human Events


by Terry Pell

Together with election law attorney Christian Adams, author of Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery), the Center for Individual Rights today filed suit against the Government of Guam challenging its plan to hold a race-exclusive plebiscite on the question of whether Guam should seek

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By No Means: Michigan Judge Turns Tables On Advocacy Groups Determined To Derail Civil Rights Initiative

April 07, 2008

Some means are by no means necessary.

By Terence Pell

That’s what Federal District Court Judge David Lawson decided last month about the efforts of a Michigan advocacy group that calls itself the “Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality by Any Means Necessary” or, more

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End Michigan’s racial bias lawlessness

January 07, 2007

By Terence J. Pell

Detroit News, January 7, 2007

On Nov. 7, Michigan overwhelmingly voted to amend the Michigan Constitution to forbid its public institutions from considering “race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin” in state programs, including admissions to the three major state universities.

Though the amendment clearly states that Michigan colleges

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Uncertain Direction: The Legacy of Gratz and Grutter

September 05, 2003

By Michael Rosman

The Jurist Online, September 5, 2003

In bringing several lawsuits against the University of Michigan (“UM”) for its admissions policies — one involving the policies of the Law School (Grutter v. Bollinger) and the other involving the policies of the undergraduate School of Literature, Science and Arts (Gratz v.

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Standing Alone: Standing Under the Fair Housing Act

July 08, 1995

By Michael E. Rosman

Missouri Law Review, July 8, 1995

In 1980, one of the leading authorities on housing law noted that the Supreme Court had been “especially active” in the 1970’s in addressing standing problems in cases with allegations of housing discrimination; n1 indeed, he wrote that “standing problems in fair

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