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Our Issues

  • School Choice

    School choice is simply the idea that all parents, regardless of means, should enjoy the freedom to choose what schools their children attend.

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  • Economic Liberty

    The right to earn a living in the occupation of your choice without unnecessary government interference is at the heart of the American Dream.

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  • First Amendment

    We seek to defend the free flow of information—information that is indispensable to our democratic form of government and to our free enterprise economy.

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  • Private Property

    Respecting the right of private property is essential to a just and prosperous society. But government at all levels—local, state and federal—routinely infringe on these rights.

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IJ By the Numbers

4 Litigation Pillars

  • Economic Liberty
  • Property Rights
  • School Choice
  • Free Speech


  • 80% from individuals
  • 20% from foundations

IJ litigated 5 U.S. Supreme Court cases since 2002, including 4 victories

IJ is currently litigating 43 cases in 26 states and Washington, D.C.

7 offices

100 employees, including 44 attorneys



1080 Partners giving $1,000 or more each year

Over 8,000 individual donors

= 25 donors

$22 million budget in FY17

FY16 Budget Breakdown

79%: Programs
14%: Administration
7%: Development

91 legislative reforms secured

48 national awards for communications


Success Rate

Through litigation and legislation

IJ strategic research cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and in 192 articles in scholarly, law, and policy publications.

64 eminent domain projects and blight designations defeated by IJ activism.

Behind the Scenes at IJ

  • Case launch in Minnesota

    Today IJ and small farm wineries filed suit to challenge MN’s restrictions on wine making. This photo is from the press conference.

  • Communications Festival

    IJ Communications Director J. Justin Wilson teaches IJ Clinic clients about the power of media and the court of public opinion. This was taken at last week’s 2017 Communications Festival.

  • Little Pink House Premiere

    IJ’s most famous case comes to THE BIG SCREEN! Little Pink House, the new feature-length film based on the true story of IJ client Susette Kelo, premiered last night at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. IJ President Scott Bullock (third from right) joined Susette and the film’s VIPs: Catherine Keener, David Crosby, Ted and Courtney Balaker, and Jeff Benedict. Stay tuned for updates!

  • Georgia Supreme Court

    We defended school choice today at the Georgia Supreme Court. Pictured: @IJ’s Tim Keller with our clients, the Lamp Family.

  • Minnesota Supreme Court

    IJ Attorney Anthony Sanders argued in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court today (1/4/17) to protect landlords and tenants from invasive government inspections of their homes and properties.

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