April 2011, Volume 20, Number 2

Mean Streets: El Paso Targets Mobile Vendors With Protectionist Regulations

You’ve probably heard a lot of positive buzz about street vending lately. Vendors are the darling of many food critics, and they now have their own reality television show. Consumers love the combination of eclectic menus and low prices. Budding entrepreneurs love the low cost of entry and the chance to start a business from…

IJ: On Mission 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago this September—after many years of thought-filled and careful preparation—the Institute for Justice was launched in Washington, D.C. Through hard work and adherence to principle, IJ has grown into an organization that consistently moves the nation toward greater respect for constitutional rights and individual liberty. What is the secret to the Institute’s success?…

$10,000,000 IJ Challenge Grant: Robert Wilson Doubles Down for Liberty

As we reflect on the 20-year history of the Institute for Justice, certain achievements and events have laid a strong foundation for IJ’s future success.  One of the most exciting was the $5-million challenge grant issued by Robert Wilson in 2008.  With the generosity of many other IJ supporters, we met that challenge. Bob was…

Let’s Compensate Bone Marrow Donors

By Kumud Majumder My 11-year-old son, Arya, was an angel who transformed my life. His death from leukemia last April took away not just my only child, it also took away my very heart and soul, and triggered the collapse of my 23-year marriage. Arya’s tragedy happened in part because of a lack of bone…

IJ Makes the Case That Bone Marrow Donors Should be Compensated

The Institute for Justice tenaciously advances its clients’ cases and the cause freedom. As the USA Today op-ed to the left demonstrates, IJ works to profile its clients in leading news outlets across the nation, coupling those placements with “news hooks” such as case filings or, in this case, a major court argument. Other features…

Fighting for Rights and What is Right in New Jersey

A southern New Jersey township is demonstrating just how far tax-hungry government officials will go in their quest for pie-in-the-sky development—and why restrictions on the use of eminent domain are so desperately needed to protect hard-working property owners. Mount Holly officials have been using the threat of eminent domain to rip apart the Gardens, a…

IJ Clinic Client “Just Us” Plows a Path for Urban Entrepreneurs

On February 1, snow started falling in Chicago and didn’t let up until the city was buried beneath 20.2 inches of the white stuff. Chicagoans were urged not to try to drive. Everything ground to a halt. Well, not quite everything. IJ Clinic client Just Us Lawn Care was working around the clock, plowing driveways…

IJ Innovation: Video Op-eds are IJ’s Latest Tool to Advance Liberty

Ever since our founding 20 years ago, the Institute for Justice has insisted on fighting each of our lawsuits in two courts: the court of law and the court of public opinion. We have built a reputation not just as first-rate litigators, but also as excellent communicators. IJ attorneys and lawsuits have been featured in…

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