CIR Defends Free Speech In Class Actions Case

March 22, 2019

The Center for Individual Rights recently filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hear Perryman v. Romero and act to defend the First Amendment rights of class action plaintiffs. In Perryman, class action plaintiffs who were the victims of consumer fraud are challenging a $12.5 million settlement, the bulk of which—under the

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Massachusetts Attorney General Defends Unconstitutional Stun-gun Ban

April 28, 2017

On April 27th, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a response to the Center for Individual Rights’ motion for a preliminary injunction. Attorney General Healey argues that the law should not be suspended until a decision is reached on the merits for the following reasons: First, she argues that because

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Amicus Briefs in Support of Unions

November 16, 2015

Amicus Briefs filed before Supreme Court in support of the Unions

School Districts United States Dept. of Justice Twenty-two State Governments Constitutional Law Scholars Labor Law Scholars Los Angeles Dept. of Health and Human Services and New York City Health + Hospitals National Women’s Law Center and others Governor of Montana Steve Bullock National Council on Teacher Retirement and

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Amicus Briefs in Support of Friedrichs

November 12, 2015

Amicus Briefs filed before Supreme Court in support of CIR

New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez National Federation of Independent Business Buckeye Institute Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Center on National Labor Policy Constitutional Law Scholars Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice Atlantic Legal Foundation Public School Teachers Who Favor School Choice Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Mountain States Legal Foundation National Right to Work

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CIR Files Brief in Defense of Small Business Owner

November 04, 2015

Like many government agencies, the Small Business Administration utilizes a system of racial preferences in the awarding of government contracts (called the “Section 8(a)” program). Unfortunately, when Congress created the Section 8(a) program, it failed to provide guidance to agencies on the basic question of what sort of small business

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Victory in Schuette

March 22, 2014

In 2006, Michigan voters successfully passed Proposition 2, a ballot initiative that amended the Michigan state constitution and ended the state government’s use of racial preferences in employment decisions and in higher education admission systems. Even though the initiative was passed by an overwhelming majority, a group of activists and

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Lawyer Wants Wikipedia Editor’s Identity Revealed

September 09, 2013

The National Law Journal September 9, 2013 By Zoe Tillman

Appeals court will examine the anonymous speech part of a new D.C. law.

In the latest case to test the limits of a District of Columbia law that shields protected speech from litigation, an anonymous Wikipedia editor is fighting an attempt to unmask his

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First Amendment case sparks unlikely alliances

March 20, 2007

By Anthony Romero and Terry Pell

The First Amendment has a way of inspiring unexpected alliances. A case the Supreme Court began considering Monday, Morse v. Frederick, is providing just that inspiration.

The case is one of the first substantial challenges to student free speech rights in more than 20 years, and

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