August 2006, Volume 15, Number 4

A Long Road; Susette Kelo Lost Her Rights, But She Will Keep Her Home

Susette Kelo’s little pink cottage—the home that was the subject of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case and a national symbol of the fight against eminent domain abuse—will be spared from the wrecking ball. Faced with eviction and the destruction of her beloved home, Susette put forward an idea that she had originally proposed when…

Signs of Opportunity & Freedom

Hanging a sign involves the most basic skills—digging a hole, dropping in a couple of posts, filling the hole and attaching a board to the posts. So if you want to make a living hanging signs in Minneapolis, you might think all you would need to do is open your business and show proof of…

IJ Among Charity Navigator Elite

August 2006 IJ Among Charity Navigator Elite For the fifth year in a row, the Institute for Justice has earned the highest rating (“4 stars”) from Charity Navigator (CharityNavigator.org), America’s premier independent charity evaluator that evaluates the financial management and organizational efficiency of more than 5,000 charities nationwide. Only 82 other charities have received five…

15th Anniversary Open House, Mark Your Calendars!

IJ will celebrate our 15th Anniversary with an Open House on Thursday, September 28. All readers of Liberty & Law are welcome to join us! Don’t receive Liberty and Law? Sign up now. Our new headquarters are located in Arlington, Va., just a short drive or Metro ride across the Potomac River from our nation’s…

Thinkers of Freedom and IJ

Nobel Laureate Friedrich Hayek profoundly influenced world history, a rare achievement for anyone, let alone an economist. As Thomas Sowell recognized, “Hayek was the central pioneering figure in changing the course of thought in the 20th century.” Hayek’s influence came from his brilliant and courageous critique of collectivism and socialist economies. His reasoning about the…

Student Award Winner Personifies IJ Clinic’s Support Of Inner-city Entrepreneurs

Student Award Winner Personifies IJ Clinic’s Support Of Inner-city Entrepreneurs IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship client Eric Knowles listens intently to the legal strategy student James Langdon has mapped out for Mr. Knowles’s T-shirt screenprinting business. By Beth Milnikel The IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School recently named James Langdon as…

What a Difference A Year Makes!

August 2006 What a Difference A Year Makes! One Year After Kelo Decision Legislatures Nationwide Pass Reform By Steven Anderson IJ Senior Attorney Dana Berliner speaks to media at the launch of seven new Castle Coalition publications. The one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s now-infamous Kelo decision brought many milestones for the Castle Coalition—IJ’s…

IJ Defends Free Flow of Information In “Live Free or Die”

IJ Defends Free Flow of Information In “Live Free or Die” State By Valerie Bayham “If you can click a mouse, you can sell your house,” boasts www.ZeroBrokerFees.com, an Internet advertising service that helps homeowners sell their homes themselves. Tapping into the fact that more than three-quarters of homebuyers research houses online while real estate…

Watch and Listen to IJ Defend Free Speech In Washington Courtrooms

August 2006 Watch and Listen to IJ Defend Free Speech In Washington Courtrooms Institute for Justice supporters can now watch and listen to IJ in action in the courtroom! Two important free speech cases recently argued by IJ in Washington State courtrooms may now be viewed online. On June 6, IJ Senior Attorney Steve Simpson…

Lending A Helping HANd

August 2006 Human Action Network (HAN) member Ed Martin joined with IJ to champion economic liberty on behalf of a Missouri funeral consumer advocate. Lending A Helping HANd By Shaka Mitchell The Institute for Justice recently scored yet another victory for entrepreneurs and consumers, this time in Missouri. The victory there belonged not only to…

IJ 2006 Summer Clerks

IJ 2006 Summer Clerks Our 2006 summer clerks and interns provided excellent legal research and assistance for IJ. They are from left to right, Shannel Wheeler, Carina Cilluffo, Matt Tievsky, Erin Lichtenstein, Andrew DeLaney, Hallee Morgan, Laurie Proctor, Michael Hawrylchak, Max McCann, Marisa Maleck, Alex Potapov, Jessica Wilson, Russell Knight, Tom Meyerson and Jared Morris.…

IJ Attorney Scott Bullock Wins Koch Award

Institute for Humane Studies President Marty Zupan presents IJ Senior Attorney Scott Bullock with the IHS alumni award. For his achievements in advancing the cause of liberty in a wide variety of cases, the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) named IJ Senior Attorney Scott Bullock the winner of the fourth annual “Charles G. Koch Outstanding…

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