New York Progress and Protection PAC v. Walsh

CIR represented the New York Progress and Protection PAC ("NYP3"), an independent campaign committee formed to run television, radio, and print advertisements on behalf of conservative political candidates in New York State. NYP3 was blocked from participating in New York City's 2013 mayoral election because of New York's campaign

Status: Victory. Summary Judgment granted by US District Court.

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Ng v. New York City Dept. of Education

CIR challenges race-exclusive program

On November 19, 2007, the Center for Individual Rights filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, challenging the New York City Department of Education ’s policy of excluding Asian American and white students from a test preparation

Status: Victory: case settled on favorable terms

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Perez v. Posse Comitatus

Citizens group sued for discussing immigration

Farmingville, Long Island

Sachem Quality of Life (SQL), a non-profit community group, was formed in response to politicians’ refusal to deal with an explosion of illegal immigration in the Farmingville area of Long Island. Its members want to protect their quality of life in the face

Status: Victory

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Project Vote v. MonCrief

CIR defends ACORN whistleblower

CIR is representing Anita MonCrief, a former employee of

Anita MonCrief

Project Vote, a subsidiary of ACORN. After she left Project Vote in 2008, Ms. MonCrief became a vocal critic of both organizations. In 2009, Project Vote filed suit to silence Ms. MonCrief alleging numerous violations of law including

Status: Victory. Case settled on favorable terms

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Rau and Katapadi v. NYC Dept. of Ed.

CIR successfully challenges magnet school quota

MARK TWAIN SCHOOL

On January 14, 2008, the Center for Individual Rights filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York challenging the use of separate, lower admissions standards for white students at prestigious Mark Twain Intermediate School,

Status: Victory. City agreed to eliminate racial quota.

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Raykin v. Arapahoe County Department of Human Services

CIR sued the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services and several employees when they seized Joshua Raykin and kept him from his family for over a week based on unsubstantiated abuse claims.

Status: Victory. Shortly after filing suit, county officials agreed to settle the case on terms favorable to the Raykins.

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Silva v. University of New Hampshire

CIR’s 1994 victory against the University of New Hampshire was the first successful case against university speech codes and an affirmation of First Amendment rights in the classroom.

University speech codes that punished those who expressed politically incorrect sentiments were first challenged by CIR in our case against UNH. Until 1994,

Status: Victory

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Smith v. University of Washington

CIR's 2002 lawsuit challenging racial preferences at the University of Washington on behalf of several law school applicants including Katuria Smith. Smith grew up in poverty, with an alcoholic father and step-father, and struggled through high school. In spite of this, she was able to pull her life together and

Status: Loss

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Swanigan v. University of Connecticut

CIR is representing Pamela Swanigan, a graduate student in English at UConn. The suit alleges that Swanigan was not allowed to compete for a highly prestigious, merit-based scholarship despite being the top applicant the year she applied. Instead, Swanigan was routed into an academically less prestigious Multicultural Scholars Award, which

Status: Case settled on favorable terms

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Sypniewski v. Warren Hills R.S.D.

CIR prevails in case challenging suspension of high school senior for wearing Jeff Foxworthy shirt, so-called zero tolerance policies at stake.

Thomas Sypniewski, a high-achieving senior at a Washington, N.J., public high school, prevailed in his several year fight for his First Amendment rights after being suspended in 2001 for wearing

Status: Victory. Plaintiff's motion to dismiss remaining claims was granted.

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