December 2002, Volume 11, Number 6

Combating Grassroots Tyranny

December 2002 Combating Grassroots Tyranny: State Chapters Seek to Vindicate Precious Civil Liberties By Tim Keller Grassroots tyranny is a phrase that speaks to the enormous power and propensity of state and local governments to violate the personal liberties guaranteed by both the Bill of Rights and the numerous state constitutional provisions intended to be…

Top Columnists Join IJ’s Fight Against The Enemies of Free Speech

December 2002 Top Columnists Join IJ’s Fight Against The Enemies of Free Speech By John E. Kramer Three of the nation’s most articulate voices for individual liberty recently decried the abuse of free speech by the Michigan Education Association against the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a free-market organization even the MEA’s president had to…

Prosecuting for Profit

December 2002 Prosecuting for Profit: IJ Protects Property Owners In The Garden State By Scott Bullock In November, IJ’s cutting-edge constitutional challenge to New Jersey’s civil forfeiture law will go to court. Under so-called civil forfeiture proceedings, the government tries to secure by forfeiture property—anything from cars to cash to jewelry—that is in some way…

Invest in Liberty, Invest in IJ

December 2002 By Beth Stevens At a time when there’s uncertainty in the stock market, there’s one place where your investment is sure to pay off: the Institute for Justice. Just think of the tangible results for liberty that we’ve achieved in the past year thanks to the generous financial support of people like you.…

Did you know?

December 2002 Did you know? … You Make IJ’s Work Possible You Make IJ’s Work PossibleLast fiscal year, more than two-thirds of IJ’s total contributions–66.8 percent–came from individuals. Another 31.9 percent was raised through generous donations from foundations, with 1.3 percent coming from corporations. As you might expect, we accept no government funds. Freedom-loving individuals…

Paving the Way for School Choice By Curbing Discrimination

December 2002 Paving the Way for School Choice By Curbing Discrimination By Clint Bolick The Institute for Justice launched its opening salvo to prepare the way for school choice with a lawsuit challenging Washington state’s policy forbidding public university students from student-teaching in religious schools. The lawsuit marks the first in a series of suits…

No Longer A Matter of Interpretation

December 2002 No Longer A Matter of Interpretation: Targeting State Constitutions to Advance Choice By Dick Komer Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed that the federal Establishment Clause permits religious schools to be included among a range of choices in parental school choice programs, IJ begins its work to remove one of our…

Building on IJ Clinic’s Success

December 2002 Building on IJ Clinic’s Success This yearís IJ Clinic participants, from left to right, Administrative Assistant Trish Hill- Granberry, Tiffany Wong, August Stofferahn, Sandy Chou (a doctoral candidate), Andrew Chalache, Jennifer Myers, Cristina Buccola, June Tai, Colby Jenkins and IJ Clinic Director Joe Holt. Students not shown: Lindsay Androski, Lauren Cundick, Benjamin Fanger,…

The Unflappable Lisa Knepper

December 2002 The Unflappable Lisa Knepper By Chip Mellor Our award winning communications program just secured another prize. Meet Lisa Knepper, our new director of communications. Lisa, who had joined IJ as a communications coordinator, was recently promoted in recognition of her exemplary professionalism and passionate commitment to our cause. Lisa adds a new dimension…

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