August 2010, Volume 19, Number 4

IJ Returns to U.S. Supreme Court in Landmark School Choice Case

By Chip Mellor When the U.S. Supreme Court considers Garriott v. Winn next term, it will mark IJ’s fourth appearance before the Court in only eight years. The Court will decide the constitutionality of Arizona’s individual tax credit program through which more than 27,000 children attend private schools. Having four cases before the Supreme Court…

Fight for Freedom Focuses on Farms

By Anthony Sanders As most schoolchildren are taught, one of the primary reasons for the Constitution is to protect free trade among the states. Trade wars between the 13 original states threatened our nation under the Articles of Confederation. To prevent these destructive practices, the Framers gave Congress the authority to regulate interstate commerce, taking…

Activism in Action

By Christina Walsh June 23 marked the five-year anniversary of the death and re-birth of property rights in America. On that fateful morning five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Kelo decision and told tax-hungry government officials and land-hungry developers that they could take property that does not belong to them. Emboldened…

Campaign Finance: IJ’s Long-Term Investment Pays Off

By Steve Simpson This year is turning out to be one of the best yet for the First Amendment and the protection of free speech. And, as you may have come to expect, IJ is in the thick of it. In January, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Citizens United v. FEC, one of the…

2010: IJ Launches Free Speech Blog: MakeNoLaw.org

By Bert Gall On June 24, IJ launched its first major foray into the blogosphere with our Congress Shall Make No Law blog, which will examine First Amendment issues. Located at MakeNoLaw.org, the blog serves as a complement to the Institute for Justice’s advocacy to defend freedom of speech against government encroachments—and particularly against limits…

Series of IJ Publications Document the Power of One Entrepreneur

By John E. Kramer They are the industrious individuals who ensure your favorite bagel and cream cheese are ready for you first thing in the morning, who make your computers run like a top, who transport you to and from the office, or who ensure that the remains of loved ones who have passed away…

IJ Wins Award fo Dallas Sign-Ban Video

IJ has won many awards over the years for our sophisticated and strategic communications and public relations, earning plaudits from organizations ranging from the Public Relations Society of America to the American Society of Business Communicators as well as the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. Our video exposing the absurdity of Dallas’ ban on commercial…

Double or Triple Your Donation with Matching Gift Opportunities

Now your contributions in the fight for freedom can go even further! With IJ’s matching-gift program, you can double or even triple your contribution. Thousands of companies offer employees and retirees—and sometimes even their spouses—the option of increasing their personal, tax-deductible donations through matching-gift programs. Many companies match dollar-for-dollar and some even do a two-for-one…

IJ Continues to Knock Horse Sense Into Texas Bureaucrats

By Clark Neily IJ’s efforts to corral an out-of-control Texas bureaucracy have heated up again, as we continue our long-running battle to stop the Lone Star State’s veterinary cartel from outlawing horse teeth floating. Before a packed Austin courtroom on Wednesday, June 30, lawyers from IJ’s headquarters and our Austin-based state chapter launched a frontal…

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