Talk:Center for Individual Rights

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  • In June 2013 (in the wake of the defeat of the anti-union Prop 32) the Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Christian Educators Association International (who strongly oppose same-sex marriage and reproductive rights) and 10 California teachers, arguing that mandatory union fees are "a form of compelled speech".[1] The case is currently pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

College campaign against affirmative action

In 1999, the Center for Individual Rights began an aggressive campaign encouraging students to sue their colleges for considering racial identity in admission decisions. The Center placed advertisements in at least fifteen campus papers outlining the process and providing resources for students to investigate and charge their schools.[2] The most recent anti-affirmative action lawsuit was filed in June 2014 by the Center, representing a graduate student at the University of Connecticut.[3]


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  • Ann Coulter, who in a 2012 [1] interview with ABC News reminiscen about her time at the Center.[6]
  1. Center for Individual Rights, "Friedrichs v. Calif. Teachers Assoc. et al.", organizational website, June 25, 2013, accessed June 20, 2014.
  2. Laura Flanders, Affirmative Racism, The Nation, February 18, 1999.
  3. Center for Individual Rights, "[ Center for Individual Rights Sues University of Connecticut Over School’s Discriminatory Scholarship Award Policies]," organizational website, June 4, 2014, accessed June 20, 2014.
  4. Staff, Center for Individual Rights, accessed November 2010.
  5. Board of Directors, Center for Individual Rights, accessed November 2010.
  6. Benjamin Bell, "Seven Questions 'This Week': Ann Coulter," ABC News, October 11, 2012, accessed June 20, 2014.