August 2005, Volume 14, Number 4

Charging Ahead: IJ Mobilizes After the Supreme Court’s Abandonment of the Constitution

Shortly before Independance Day 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its dreadful decision in Kelo v. New London. Since then, the Institute has gone from short-lived dejection to steely determination as we forge ahead despite a setback. In that, we share the determination and emotions of America’s Founders on July 4, 1776. The Kelo…

School Choice Showdown at the Florida Supreme Court

August 2005 School Choice Showdown at the Florida Supreme Court By Lisa Knepper Thousands of Florida parents rallied outside the Florida Supreme Court to demonstrate their support for school choice. They came marching up the street toward the Florida Supreme Court, homemade signs in hand, chanting, “What do we want? School choice! When do we…

Parents CAN fight for school choice in Arizona

August 2005 Kaitlyn Perkins demonstrates her artistic talent for her uncle, Clay Perkins. Parents CAN Fight for School Choice in Arizona Above, Angel Grijalva and his sister Gemma traveled with their family for three hours to attend the event. IJ-AZ Executive Director Tim Keller takes advantage of the opportunity to have his face painted with…

The Perils & Parables of Permits

By Tim Keller Permit me to say that permits have lately taken precedence at the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago. Students learn many profound lessons by providing the legal services to our lower-income entrepreneurial clients at the IJ Clinic—including structuring business organizations, drafting contracts and advising on business strategy—but…

IJ Minnesota Chapter: First Case, First Victory

August 2005 IJ Minnesota Chapter: First Case, First Victory By Nick Dranias In a victory for entrepreneurs, the Institute for Justice Minnesota Chapter, IJ’s newest state chapter, forced the Minnesota Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners to admit that its licensing scheme was unconstitutional as applied to hairbraiders. As part of a court order, the…

Americans Say “Hands Off My Home”

August 2005 Americans Say “Hands Off My Home” By Chip Mellor IJ Senior Attorneys, from left, Scott Bullock and Dana Berliner and Castle Coalition members William Giordano, Denise Hoagland and Lori Vendetti of Long Branch, N.J., all spoke out on how the Hands Off My Home campaign will advance property rights on the state level.…

Castle Coalition Holds Fourth Annual Eminent Domain Conference

August 2005 Castle Coalition Holds Fourth Annual Eminent Domain Conference By Steven Anderson Activists from around the country met in Washington, D.C. during the second weekend in July for the Castle Coalition’s 4th Annual Eminent Domain Conference. This year’s gathering had particular significance after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. City of New…

In Memory of John Walton

August 2005 In Memory of John Walton There won’t be another man like John Walton. His combination of integrity, humility and courage was evident in everything he did, and most especially in his contributions to the cause of equal educational opportunity. John’s soft-spoken manner, so unexpected for a man of his stature, put people at…

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