Des Moines Register
Dental Board's Actions Protect Dentists, Not the Public
May 17, 2013
Government: Small Business Killer
May 17, 2013
Duluth News Tribune
Food Truck Freedom Good for Duluth
May 17, 2013
City Says Fort Trumbull Development Delayed
May 15, 2013
Constitution USA With Peter Sagal
Eminent Domain Case: How Can You Take My House?
May 15, 2013
Teeth-Whitening Law Not About Public Health
May 13, 2013
Hotline Set Up After Allegations of Vendor Harassment
May 13, 2013
Fla. Police Cash Force Shows Forfeiture's Growth
May 9, 2013
Democrat and Chronicle
Free The Food Trucks, Rochester
May 9, 2013
A Food Fight Over Food Trucks
The Land of Lincoln is doubling down on corruption. Last week, the Illinois Senate voted in favor of a new casino bill, which would imbue casinos with the power of eminent domain.[…] More
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FOOD FIGHT IN WASHINGTON: Let's Save DC Food Trucks
D.C. is one of the best food-truck cities in the country. That's something city officials should be proud of. But unfortunately, city leaders are considering new restrictions on food trucks that could be used to ban them from serving their customers in many parts of the city. If passed, these restrictions would make D.C. one of the worst cities for food trucks. In addition to reducing options for customers, these restrictions could force many food trucks to lay off employees, relocate to other cities with better laws, or go out of business altogether.
Let's work together to Save DC Food Trucks!
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|Puppies & Kittens & Censors…Oh my! Gov't Muzzles Internet Pet Vet (1:31)
This Institute for Justice lawsuit involves free speech and Internet freedom while centering on one of the most important unresolved issues in First Amendment law: When does occupational licensing trump the First Amendment?
|Epic Public Interest Boot Camp, a Weekend for Law Students (1:58)
IJ's law student conference is like boot camp for future freedom fighters. You'll learn cutting edge constitutional theory, how to sue bureaucrats and winning in the court of public opinion.
|Ending Forfeiture Abuse: How States Can Be Tough on Crime and Respect Property Rights (7:32)
Civil asset forfeiture is one of the greatest threats to private property rights in our nation today. Law enforcement can take your property without even charging you with a crime. According to reports from the Institute for Justice, law enforcement..
|Court Gives a Victory to Atlanta Street Vendors by Striking Down Government-Granted Vending Monopoly (2:20)
On 12/21/12, Christmas came early for Atlanta vendors Larry Miller and Stanley Hambrick when Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua of the Fulton County Superior Court struck down the city’s Public Vending Management Program. In 2011, the two longtime street vendors wh
|A Deadline Looms for Your Tax Preparer (1:59)
As part of a sweeping new licensing scheme, the IRS won't let tax preparers continue to prepare your tax returns in 2013 unless they first get a special permission slip from the government by paying for and completing 15 hours of continuing education by t
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The Quest For Justice - the Inaugural Speech Launching the Institute for Justice
The IJ Way - While so many factors contribute to our success—the talents of the people involved, the commitment of our donors, and the pursuit of a strategic litigation plan—nothing is more central to our success than the culture of IJ, which determines the way we do business.
Litigating for Liberty: The Institute for Justice's Chip Mellor on campaign-finance reform, eminent-domain abuse, and licensing laws gone wild - an Interview with Chip Mellor by Reason Magazine's Nick Gillespie.
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