Aguilar v. Avis Rent-A-Car

Filed amicus brief contesting court-ordered injunction prohibiting “offensive” epithets in the workplace as unlawful prior restraint of constitutionally protected speech.

Status: Loss

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Camreta v. Greene

Amicus brief filed supporting the mother of a child who was seized at school without parental consent in a suit against a social worker and county sheriff.

Status: Vacated and remanded. The case was moot because the child was nearly 18 and had moved, and the appropriate disposition was to vacate the part of the court of appeals' opinion that addressed the Fourth Amendment issue.

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Dale v. Boy Scouts of America

After the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts may not exclude homosexuals from leadership positions, the Scouts were forced to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect their First Amendment rights. CIR filed anamicus brief urging the Court to respect the Scouts’ freedom of association. The High

Status: Victory

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Florida v. HHS

CIR filed amicus briefs in case challenging individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, more popularly known as "ObamaCare".

Status: Loss. Supreme Court upheld the ACA under Congress's taxing authority.

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Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

CIR is representing ten California teachers and the Christian Educators Association International in a landmark effort to re-establish the right of individual teachers and other public employees to decide for themselves whether to join and support a union.

Status: Tied by an equally divided Supreme Court.

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Gratz v. Bollinger; Grutter v. Bollinger

General information page about CIR's two lawsuits challenging racial preferences at the University of Michigan

Status: Partial Win: The Supreme Court struck down the UM undergraduate admissions system but upheld the law school system.

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Morse v. Frederick

CIR filed an amicus brief in this important free speech case concerning the authority of school officials to punish high school students for speech they deem contrary to the mission or work of the school, including off-campus speech.

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The case concerned an Alaska high school that allowed students to leave school

Status: Loss. Supreme Court ruled that schools may restrict speech supporting illegal drug use.

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Nix v. Holder

Constitutional challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1964 on behalf of group of Kinston, NC citizens.

Status: Loss.

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Parents Involved v. Seattle School District No. 1

CIR filed amicus brief in case challenging race-based school assignment plan.

Status: Victory. 5-4 majority struck down racial balancing plan.

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Reno v. Bossier Parish School District

Supreme Court ends racial gerrymandering

CIR’s victory in Reno v. Bossier Parish School District made the Department of Justice stop requiring local governments to redraw voting districts along racial lines

In 1993, the Bossier Parish school board submitted a race-neutral plan to redraw voting districts as required by the 1990 census. This plan was

Status: Victory

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