IJ attorney Dan Alban with client Eh Wah and fellow bandmates. They partnered with IJ to challenge the civil forfeiture of more than $53,000. The seized assets included cash donations made to a Thai orphanage and funds being raised for a school in Burma by the Klo & Kweh Music Team, a Christian rock band on a five-month tour of Karen churches across the U.S. The money has now been returned.
New Jersey is one of two states that bans the sale of home-baked goods. IJ activists met with nearly 50 home bakers from the Garden State to discuss their right to economic liberty and formulate a plan to pass a bill currently pending in the state legislature which would allow these food entrepreneurs to get to work.
With our Activism Team’s help, the Kentucky Senate just unanimously passed SB 269. KY braiding entrepreneurs are required to obtain 1,800 hours of irrelevant cosmetology training in order to legally braid hair. This bill would exempt braiders from that requirement. On to the House! (pictured: IJ’s Christina Walsh, the braiders, the bill sponsors, and AFP).