August 2004, Volume 13, Number 4

IJ’s Blazing First Amendment Victory

August 2004 IJ’s Blazing First Amendment Victory By William Maurer All Dennis Ballen wanted to do was let people know that his bagel shop, Blazing Bagels, was open and that fresh bagels were available. But it took an order from a federal judge to allow him to do that. On June 15, 2004, Dennis and…

HUGE STAKES

August 2004 HUGE STAKES: Pressing IJ’s Wine Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court By Steve Simpson On May 24, 2004, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Swedenburg v. Kelly, the appeal of IJ’s challenge to New York’s wine direct-shipping ban, marking the second time in three years the Institute will be before the Supreme…

Eminent Domain Without Limits? IJ Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Decide

August 2004 Eminent Domain Without Limits? IJ Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Decide By Dana Berliner On July 19, 2004, the Institute for Justice petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear one of the most important property rights cases in the past 50 years. Kelo v. New London puts the issue to the U.S. Supreme…

Campaign for Colorado Choice Continues

Campaign for Colorado Choice Continues Colorado children rally for school choice the morning the Colorado Supreme Court heard the Opportunity Contract case. By Lisa Knepper The atmosphere was electric on the morning of May 25, 2004. On that day, the Colorado Supreme Court heard oral argument in a challenge by the usual suspects—teachers’ unions and…

Counsel of Choice

But there is much more to IJ’s role in the national school choice effort. In the aftermath of Zelman, many legislators and grassroots organizations have worked hard to develop new school choice programs that will maintain the momentum created by Zelman. As they do so, IJ is there to play a familiar role not only…

School Choice Under Attack in Arizona—Again

August 2004 School Choice Under Attack in Arizona—Again By Tim Keller Arizona’s tuition scholarship tax credit has been providing thousands of low-income families the means to send their children to the private school of their choice for seven years. Passed in 1997, the scholarship program was the nation’s first tax credit for contributions to nonprofit…

Tim Keller Steps Up as IJ Arizona Chapter Executive Director

August 2004 Tim Keller Steps Up as IJ Arizona Chapter Executive Director By Chip Mellor We are proud to announce that Tim Keller has assumed the reins as Executive Director of the Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter. Readers of Liberty & Law will recognize Tim as the Chapter’s indefatigable staff attorney for the last two…

Goliath-Sized Foes

August 2004 Goliath-Sized Foes By Chip Mellor What do you get when you combine the nation’s largest union, cartels protected by regulatory boards composed of cartel members, politically connected real estate developers worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and assorted bureaucrats wielding unchecked authority? The answer: A sample of the foes arrayed on any given…

Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby Wins IJ’s Thomas Paine Award

August 2004 Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby Wins IJ’s Thomas Paine Award By John E. Kramer The Institute for Justice presented Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby with IJ’s Thomas Paine Award. The Thomas Paine Award is presented to journalists who dedicate their work to the preservation and championing of individual liberty. Past recipients have included syndicated…

2004 Summer Clerks and Interns

August 2004 2004 Summer Clerks and Interns Our clerks and interns for the summer of 2004 provided excellent legal research for IJ. They are, from left to right, Dan Knepper-Georgetown Law Center, Tamara Carty-Yale Law School, Robert Scharff-George Mason University School of Law, Dan Alban-Harvard Law School, Clare Wang-Emory Law School, Robert McNamara-N.Y.U. Law School,…

2004 Entrepreneur Advocate of the Year Award

Former IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship Director Joe Holt (left), and Clinic Assistant Director Elizabeth Milnikel (far right) present second-year law student Corey Perry (center) with the IJ Clinic’s Entrepreneur Advocate of the Year Award for outstanding work with clinic entrepreneurs.

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