U.S. v. Szoka

CIR defended the owner of low power, non-commercial radio station in “cease and desist” prosecution brought against him by Federal Communications Commission and represented him in constitutional challenge to FCC’s refusal to issue licenses to low-wattage “micro-broadcasters.”

Status: Loss. District court injunction granting "cease and desist" order affirmed by 6th Circuit. Supreme Court denied owner's petition to review D.C. Cir. ruling denying review of FCC procedures.

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White v. Lee

HUD officials barred from silencing housing opposition

In recent years, CIR has been on the forefront of legal efforts to protect this fundamental right against meddling bureaucrats and zealous ideologues who have resorted to anti-discrimination laws to stifle speech they deem threatening to their interests.

One of the most shocking examples of

Status: Victory. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed district court order granting summary judgment.

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Wolk v. Olson

When attorney Ted Frank posted a blog entry on a legal reform website, he had no way of knowing that he would one day be sued in an effort to punish him for his spirited stance.  CIR took on Frank’s defense to protect his vital First Amendment right to speak

Status: Victory. While the case was pending in the Third Circuit, the plaintiff agreed to settle the case on terms favorable to our client.

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