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FAIR's Legal Endeavors

Stories of people who are standing up for their civil rights and liberties, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.

Daniel Marquez Civil Liberties Case

On May 28th, 10-year-old Daniel Marquez was arrested and subsequently booked, handcuffed, perp-walked, and incarcerated without charges for 21 days over private text messages intended as a joke but mischaracterized as a “threat” by Sheriff Carmine Marceno.

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Kevin Ray v New 42

Kevin Ray v. New 42

Kevin Ray works as a teaching artist for New 42, a publicly-funded performing arts organization in New York City.
Beginning in 2019, the work environment at New 42 became  permeated with insults, stereotypes, and discrimination based on skin color, all under the guise of “anti-racism.”

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FAIR v. NYC

On January 20, 2022, FAIR filed a federal lawsuit to stop New York City from enforcing its unconstitutional order prioritizing Covid-19 treatments based on racial categorization and ethnicity.

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Thompson v. Jefferson City Public Schools

In late 2020, Curt Thompson became concerned about the curriculum in his grandchildren’s school district. He believed it was promoting race-essentialist teachings, including encouraging students to group themselves based on skin color and other immutable traits.

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Emory Free Speech Forum

Last year, a group of Emory Law School students established the Emory Free Speech Forum (EFSF). Their belief is that the best answers are often found through open inquiry and debate. Having witnessed intolerance at Emory (and on other college campuses), the EFSF students sought to create a place for interested students to hear, consider, and debate diverse ideas.

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FAIR’s Amicus Brief For Students For Fair Admissions V. Harvard

On May 9, 2022, FAIR’s legal team and network counsel filed an amicus brief in the case of Students for Fair Admissions v Harvard College. FAIR filed in support of Students for Fair Admissions and made a pro-human argument in favor of holistic and fair admissions not based on skin color or ancestry.

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Gustilo v. Hennepin Healthcare System

Harvard-educated physician and former Chair of the OB/GYN department at Minnesota health center files EEOC charge after facing retaliation for objecting to racially segregated care.

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Maron v. The Legal Aid Society

Maud Maron, a public defender and candidate for New York City Council, filed a lawsuit against her employer and union, The Legal Aid Society and Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, after they retaliated against her based on the color of her skin.

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Dwight-Englewood Whistleblower

At Dwight-Englewood school in New Jersey, an award-winning teacher speaks out about her efforts to advocate pro-human values in education.

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Democracy Prep Case

By any normal standard, William Clark is not privileged. Quite the opposite. But apparently that’s not how his school sees it.

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Grace Church Whistleblower

On April 13th, 2021, a high school math teacher named Paul Rossi blew the whistle on harm being done to students.

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