Center for Individual Rights, The (CIR)
- Homepage: http://www.cir-usa.org
December 2002: "The Center for Individual Rights began operations in April 1989. From the outset, CIR specialized in a small number of areas of litigation: free speech and civil rights being the two most important. Concentration would enable CIR to provide timely, practical and knowledgeable representation to actual clients and to develop and implement a coherent, long-term litigation program in each of its areas."
December 2006: But that does not make it constitutional, the Justice Department says. And Terence J. Pell, whose Center for Individual Rights has filed a brief supporting the parents, said local officials can be ham-handed in using race. In Seattle, for instance, students are classified as either 'white' or 'nonwhite,' he said.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/02/AR2006120201188.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Terence J. Pell Person Dec 3, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 03, 2006 Supreme Court to Review Two School-Integration Plans: Justices to Consider Whether Race Can Still Be a Factor in Public School Placement
QUOTE: More than 50 years after the Supreme Court decided in Brown v. Board of Education that separate schools are inherently unequal, the court will consider tomorrow whether race can still be a factor when school systems design programs to promote racial integration. A broadly written decision on Louisville's plan, and on a related one from Seattle, could have a profound impact on school systems across the country.
Washington Post Aug 20, 2006 Finding a Friendly Court Is Not So Easy
QUOTE: To talk about whether different courts decide cases differently is to begin a complicated discussion that can challenge notions of fundamental fairness...If the same facts, presented to different judges in different courts can lead to different outcomes, then can anyone maintain confidence that a particular outcome was just?
New York Times Jun 24, 2003 Affirmative Action for Diversity Is Upheld
QUOTE: The Supreme Court issued a qualified but resounding endorsement of affirmative action in higher education yesterday...
Washington Post Feb 20, 2003 3 See College Suit as a Way to Show They Belonged
QUOTE: "I knew some of those students were minority students. I knew some of those kids had lesser credentials than I did — lesser grades, lesser test scores, lesser activities."
New York Times Dec 02, 2002 Supreme Court to Weigh in On Affirmative Action : University of Michigan Cases on Race-Based Admissions to be Heard
QUOTE: At issue are claims by prospective students who say they were discriminated against because they are white by admissions programs at the University of Michigan, which...seek to promote racial diversity on campus.
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