Challenged agency-wide affirmative action plan maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Status: Victory. Case settled prior to trial.Read More →
Since 2000, the Center for Individual Rights has represented a group of New York City schools custodial engineers in a landmark challenge to efforts by the federal government to retroactively redistribute employment seniority on the basis of race and gender.
Status: Class settlement pendingRead More →
CIR battles efforts to stifle citizen journalists.
CIR is committed to protected freedom of speech rights against the recent efforts to silence journalists who use blogs, YouTube videos, and other new media to publish stories that are not usually covered by the mainstream media. These individuals often lack the resources
Status: Successfully closed. The Maryland case was dismissed, the Pennsylvania case was settled, O'Keefe entered into a plea agreement in the New Orleans case, and the California case was settled.Read More →
CIR sues housing discrimination officials
On April 1, 2008, the Center for Individual Rights filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against several officials of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) on behalf of California resident Julie Waltz.
The suit alleges that state
Status: Victory. Case settled on favorable terms.Read More →
Prof. wins fight over politically correct speech restrictionsCourtesy of Old Army Press
With CIR’s help, a Minnesota professor fought in federal court to protect his rights to free speech and academic freedom. After putting a poster of General George Custer on his office door and otherwise deviating from a politically correct view of American
Status: Settled on favorable terms -- Defendants agreed to a judgement in Prof. Willand's favor.Read More →
On February 6, The Center for Individual Rights filed a lawsuit against the state of California and the California Teachers Association on behalf of eight California public school teachers and the Association of American Educators. The teachers are challenging California’s “agency shop” law, which violates the First Amendment by forcing
Status: Case dismissed in wake of decision in Janus v. AFSCMERead More →