April 2000, Volume 9, Number 2

We Are Here for You

April 2000 We Are Here for You: IJ Pledges to Defend Pittsburgh Businesses Against Eminent Domain Abuse By Scott Bullock We had to keep our cool. There we were in Pittsburgh, 15 minutes before what we had billed as a “major rally.” The Institute for Justice was about to announce our pledge to defend in…

CFTC Surrenders on Licensing Speech

April 2000 CFTC Surrenders on Licensing Speech By Scott Bullock After nearly a three-year court battle, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) finally capitulated on March 7 by publishing a rule exempting newsletter publishers, software developers and Internet website operators from the agency’s licensing requirements. The rule change directly resulted from the Institute for Justice’s…

IJ Files Liberty-Friendly Amicus Briefs

April 2000 IJ Files Liberty-Friendly Amicus Briefs The Institute for Justice strategically files amicus curiae (or “friend of the court”) briefs when we can offer the court a unique liberty-focused perspective that won’t otherwise be voiced. To that end, IJ recently filed two such briefs: Protecting Freedom of Association The Institute for Justice filed an…

The Product is Freedom. The Brand is IJ.

The Product is Freedom. The Brand is IJ. Anyone who knows IJ knows that we are about real people, fundamental rights and individual liberty. You can see it in our clients, their hardships, their victories, their heroism. One of the reasons we have been so successful in the eight short years since we opened our…

Defending Economic Liberty

April 2000 Defending Economic Liberty: Part Two By Dana Berliner Last issue, we discussed the three claims that we use most commonly in our economic liberty cases: the equal protection, due process, and privileges or immunities clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. In this issue, we explain two other challenges that IJ is using for the…

IJ’s Secret Weapon With a Smile

April 2000 IJ’s Secret Weapon With a Smile By Clint Bolick Of all the Institute for Justice attorneys, Dana Berliner came of age in the most rarefied environment. Raised on the philosophy of Ayn Rand, Dana attended Yale University both for college and law school, then secured a prestigious clerkship with Judge Jerry Smith on…

Wineries Should Enjoy the Fruits of Freedom

April 2000 Wineries Should Enjoy the Fruits of Freedom By Deborah Simpson Building on our recent free speech and economic liberty legal victories (defending commodity publishers and African hairbraiders, respectively), the Institute for Justice recently launched a lawsuit that combines the defense of these two rights. The suit, filed in New York federal district court…

Live Webcast Launches IJ Wine Suit

April 2000 Live Webcast Launches IJ Wine Suit IJ hosted a live National Press Club webcast to uncork its lawsuit challenging New York’s restrictions on interstate wine sales. More than 700 individuals clicked in on February 3 to watch our announcement seeking the repeal of New York State laws prohibiting the direct shipment of wine…

Law Students in the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship Earn Credit Where Credit is Due

April 2000 Law Students in the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship Earn Credit Where Credit is Due By Patricia Lee Representing aspiring entrepreneurs and helping them navigate the regulatory arena is a worthy cause. And beginning in the spring semester of 2000, students representing entrepreneurs through the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship will be rewarded…

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