Filed amicus brief contesting court-ordered injunction prohibiting “offensive” epithets in the workplace as unlawful prior restraint of constitutionally protected speech.
Status: LossRead More →
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.Read More →
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: VictoryRead More →
The rules governing class action litigation are often fundamentally unfair to the plaintiffs. The rules tend to favor awarding settlement funds to attorneys and third parties at the expense of the actual plaintiffs who were injured in the case. A prime example of this is the recent settlement in Gaos
Status: Remanded and DismissedRead More →
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.Read More →
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.
The case concerned an Alaska high school that allowed students to leave
Status: Loss. Supreme Court ruled that schools may restrict speech supporting illegal drug use.Read More →