April 2003, Volume 12, Number 2

Inroducing IJ’s Second State Chapter

April 2003 By Clint Bolick An endless cascade of bills showers into the hands of an eager Hollywood producer. And they’re not ones or fives, but bills in the denomination of two hundred thousand dollars apiece. Is it a lottery? The Academy Awards? Joe Millionaire? None of the above; it’s the official website of the…

Arizona Chapter Successfully Challenges State Bar’s Power Grab

April 2003 Arizona Chapter Successfully Challenges State Bar’s Power Grab: Keeps Independent Paralegals in Business By Tim Keller The Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter (IJ-AZ) recently caught the State Bar with its hand in the cookie jar. The Bar petitioned the Arizona Supreme Court to adopt a rule prohibiting consumers from hiring non-lawyers to “prepare…

Grassroots Activists Beat City Hall

April 2003 Bureaucrats try to take homes and businesses on behalf of private developers By Dana Berliner Government’s use of eminent domain to acquire private property for other private parties is a nationwide problem. We litigate to restore the constitutional requirement that property may be condemned only for “public use,” not for private business. Creative…

Government: Stay Out of Our Homes and Lives

April 2003 Government: Stay Out of Our Homes and Lives By Bob Freedman Are there limits to what legislatures can justify under the state’s police power? A case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court offers a provocative opportunity to answer this question and establish an important principle of constitutionally limited government. The case is Lawrence…

Dick Komer:

With his encyclopedic knowledge of education and civil rights laws, Senior Litigation Counsel Dick Komer is a uniquely valuable resource for IJ and for school choice advocates nationwide. Dick regularly counsels activists, reviews choice legislation for constitutional infirmities, gives speeches, presents testimony and debates choice opponents. On top of that, he handles litigation. Currently, Dick…

IJ Earns Top Rating From Charity Navigator

April 2003 IJ Earns Top Rating From Charity Navigator By Beth Stevens For the second consecutive year, the Institute for Justice earned the highest rating from Charity Navigator, a nonprofit organization that evaluates the financial management and organizational efficiency of 2,100 charities across the country. In recognizing the Institute, Charity Navigator said, “Receiving four out…

The Fight for Parental Choice

In retrospect, two years of participation in the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship have yielded results quite different from those I expected when I joined as a second-year University of Chicago Law School student. Like most students with little or no hands-on legal experience, I came to the IJ Clinic with only a general…

Litigation Briefs

April 2003 Litigation Briefs IJ Closes the Lid on Tennessee Casket Case IJ has another economic liberty victory in the bank! The State of Tennessee has decided not to appeal the Institute for Justice’s 6th Circuit Court of Appeals victory on behalf of independent casket retailers.  This makes our win in the federal appeals court…

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