April 2004, Volume 13, Number 2

IJ Clients Ask: Got Free Speech?

April 2004 IJ Clients Ask: Got Free Speech? By Chip Mellor Across the nation, government is telling our clients to shut up and speak. Our clients are enterprising individuals trying to earn an honest living. Like all businessmen and women they must advertise their wares and create a distinct identity in the market. But because…

Beating Bogus “Blight”

April 2004 Beating Bogus “Blight” in Lakewood, Ohio By Bert Gall “Our nightmare is finally over!” exclaimed JoAnn Saleet, one of the Institute for Justice’s clients in our challenge to the City of Lakewood, Ohio’s attempt to destroy her neighborhood with eminent domain abuse. In order to collect increased tax revenues from the area, the…

D.C. School Choice Now a Reality

April 2004 D.C. School Choice Now a Reality By Clint Bolick The Institute for Justice has championed school choice in our nation’s capital for nine long years. In 1995, the Republican Congress passed a school choice bill that was vetoed by the president, prompting Wisconsin State Rep. Polly Williams, the architect of the Milwaukee program,…

A Family for Freedom: Roses & Rich Show The Many Ways Donors Can Support IJ

April 2004 A Family for Freedom: Roses & Rich Show The Many Ways Donors Can Support IJ By Clint Bolick The Institute for Justice is blessed to have contributors who passionately believe in freedom. Their commitment is manifested not only through financial support, but also with their time, ideas, proselytizing and other efforts with IJ…

A New Partnership With Clint

April 2004 A New Partnership With Clint By Chip Mellor In 1982 when I first met Clint, he was a font of boundless energy imbued with a passion for libertarian principles. His enthusiasm was contagious. Some things never change. All of us at IJ have been inspired by the zeal with which Clint tackles issues…

Seizing A Choice Challenge

April 2004 Seizing A Choice Challenge By Clint Bolick So much has changed over the 13 years since Chip, Scott Bullock and I opened the doors of the Institute for Justice. From a staff of three, IJ now encompasses a staff of more than three dozen, operating in four offices from coast to coast. And…

IJ’s Titan of Technology

April 2004 IJ’s Titan of Technology By Brian Montgomery It takes a remarkable talent to keep increasingly complicated network and accounting systems working. And it takes an even rarer breed to accomplish that with an unflappably calm bearing. Yet that is exactly what we have with Matt Corbett, IJ’s Titan of Technology—a position we also…

Voucher Wars Chosen as Book of the Year

April 2004 Voucher Wars Chosen as Book of the Year The Washington Policy Center has chosen Clint Bolick’s book, Voucher Wars, as its book of the year. As IJ’s vice president, Bolick has led the nationwide effort to defend school choice programs, culminating in the historic U.S. Supreme Court victory in June of 2002. In…

Restoring the Lost Constitution

April 2004 Restoring the Lost Constitution Don’t miss Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty, a very important new book by long-time IJ friend Professor Randy Barnett. The book explains how courts have read out of the Constitution provisions vital to liberty, including the privileges or immunities clause championed by IJ. Barnett makes a…

IJ-AZ Lawsuit Exposes Dirty Little Secrets Behind Arizona’s “Clean” Election

April 2004 IJ-AZ Lawsuit Exposes Dirty Little Secrets Behind Arizona’s “Clean” Elections By Frank Conti Jr. Should the government coerce political candidates to take taxpayer money for their campaigns? And should it favor those candidates who take government subsidies and penalize those who would prefer to let the market decide if their message has value?…

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