IN: Hands off Pleasant Ridge, Mayor Hall!
The city of Charlestown, Ind., plans to seize and demolish 354 homes in order to build newer homes and retail. But eminent domain is for public use, things like roads
Help End Eminent Domain Abuse, Roll Back the Kelo Decision
In February, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Private Property Rights Protection Act (PRPA). . . again. And it again sits before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which has
IN: Hey Richmond, Remember the Constitution?
The city of Richmond, Indiana, wants to push property owners off of their land for code violations, but is refusing to tell them what those violations are. Doris Ashbrook, Don Nordstrom
SC: Teeth Whiteners = Small-business Owners or Mall-Kiosk-Criminals?
The growth in over-the-counter teeth whitening products isnâ€™t just proof of their popularityâ€”itâ€™s a testament to how these products provide a viable business model for entrepreneurs working hard to climb
End Policing for Profit
Sign the petition to stop policing for profit! The cops in Bal Harbour, Fla., have been partying with your stuff. The police department there spent $21,000 on an â€śanti-drug beach bash.â€ť
TN: Music Lessons Are Illegal In Music City, and Thatâ€™s Not All
In February, the City of Nashville destroyed 63-year-old Pat Raynorâ€™s home-based salon and her livelihood. Nashville is one of only a few cities in the country that prohibits home-based businesses
PA: When Did Bureaucrats Become Art Critics? One Artistâ€™s Fight to Keep His Gallery from Greedy City Planners
The Philadelphia Development Authority (PRA) is seizing Philadelphia artist James Dupreeâ€™s beautifully renovated art studio through eminent domain to make way for a parking lot and grocery store. But eminent
CA: Help Us Root Out Harmful Laws in San Francisco
San Franciscan Kimberly Conley breaks the law every day when she stores her bicycle in her garage. According to Chapter 6 of the San Francisco Housing Code, â€śPrivate and public
Taxicabs = 21st Century Technology with 19th Century Regulations
The transportation industry has seen a staggering amount of innovation in recent years, thanks to hard-working and thoughtful entrepreneurs. But regulators and cartels are pumping the brakes. Whether itâ€™s banning
IL: Legalize Food Carts in Chicago
Did you know that sidewalk vendors are not allowed to sell any food other than raw, uncut produce or frozen desserts in Chicago? That means no fruit salad, no corn
DC: Stop Policing for Profit in the District
In January 2013, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced the Civil Asset Forfeiture Amendment Act, which would substantially improve D.C.â€™s forfeiture laws. The Institute for Justice is joined by the ACLU,
NY: Itâ€™s Time to Legalize Airbnb in New York City
Short-term rental sites like Airbnb have taken off. These sites allow people to rent out their homes, apartments (or even castles) for short periods. Itâ€™s a win-win. Homeowners and renters can earn
MI: Help Protect Masters-Level Psychologists
Psychologists with doctoral degrees are attempting to eliminate masters-level psychology in Michigan in order to protect their industry from competition. This is bad for consumers and bad for Michigan. Voice your
Join the Fight to Stop Eminent Domain Abuse!
Eminent domain is for public use - things like roads and schools - but all too often, cities team up with their developer friends to condemn perfectly fine homes and
Support Front Yard Vegetable Gardens
Orlando, Fl., couple, Jason and Jennifer Helvenston Orlando protest yard sign Can the government prohibit you from peacefully and productively using your own property to feed your family? The city of Miami
FL: Help Bring Food Trucks to the Streets of Miami!
Miamiâ€™s laws make it impossible for food trucks to operate outside of special events. The city prohibits trucks from parking in public parking lots and metered and unmetered parking spaces.
CA: Open Los Angelesâ€™s Streets to Vending
In Los Angeles, the city that brought us the food-truck revolution, traditional sidewalk vending is illegalâ€”turning aspiring entrepreneurs into criminals. All that these vendors want to do is earn an honest
The Nationwide Assault on Food Trucks and Street Vendors
Email us for a free "Legalize Street Food" or "Legalize Street Vending" sticker Love food trucks and street vendors? So do we. But unfortunately, some brick-and-mortar restaurants and establishments view the
CA: Street Widening Project Threatens Karate Kidâ€™s Dojo and 7 Other Businesses
UPDATE: IJ Releases Coalition Letter on March 20â€”Read it Here Eminent domain is for public use, things like roadsâ€”but canâ€™t be used to take property a city simply doesnâ€™t need. The City
DC, VA & MD: Fashion Trucks are Trending (But Not In DC)
Lia Leeâ€™s fashion truck, Street Boutique, serves the trendy Arlington neighborhoods of Clarendon, Ballston and Crystal City in Northern Virginia. She offers stylish, eclectic clothing and jewelry out of her
NJ: Free the Garden State Food Trucks
Email us for a free "Legalize Street Food" sticker JUNE 2014 UPDATE: Food trucks will soon be allowed to vend in Bergen County parks. More than 20 trucks are expected to
PA: Make Food Trucks Legal in York
In the small but vibrant city of York, Pennsylvania, thereâ€™s a large creative scene and a strong sense of local pride. One might assume that the food-truck scene would be