TEN COMMANDMENTS CASE
In 2017 CIRF filed a brief urging the United States Supreme Court to
take the case of Felix v. City of Bloomfield. In the brief we argue that a New Mexico town does not violate the Constitution when it permits the display of a monument of the Ten Commandments at city hall. CIRF urged the Court to do away with so-called "offended observer" standing, a legal theory allowing challenges to public displays of religion based only on an observer's claim of feeling offended.
NEW JERSEY MOSQUE
In 2016 CIRF joined nearly 20 diverse civil rights and religious groups on a legal brief asking a federal district court to support a community of Muslims in New Jersey who have been trying to build mosque for almost a decade. Initially, the mosque met every requirement by the local zoning board, but due to local hostility toward Muslims, the permit was denied. Eventually the mosque in Basking Ridge, NJ won its case.