December 2005, Volume 14, Number 6

Speaking Freely About Wine in Minnesota

1The Institute for Justice scored a huge victory for wine entrepreneurs and free-market believers this past May when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down protectionist laws that prevented out-of-state wineries from selling directly to consumers in New York and Michigan. A ripple effect here in Minnesota was that legislators opened the state to direct shipping…

Justice Has A New Address

December 2005 Justice Has A New Address By Chip Mellor “The proven combination of entrepreneurial energy, strategic vision and staff talent that has brought us this far will make IJ more effective than ever in the coming years.” NEW ADDRESS Institute for Justice 901 North Glebe Road Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22203 p (703) 682-9320…

Institute for Justice Named One of Metro D.C.’s Greatest Places to Work!

December 2005 Institute for Justice Named One of Metro D.C.’s Greatest Places to Work! Washingtonian magazine, the leading metropolitan Washington, D.C., monthly magazine, recently named the Institute for Justice as one of the top places to work. Along with touting IJ’s libertarian philosophy, the magazine also spotlighted the Institute for Justice’s important work litigating for…

Weeding Out Government Pests

By Jennifer Barnett Monsoon season has come and gone in Arizona, leaving in its wake a larger crop of weeds than usual. But Arizonans must be warned if their solution to a weed problem is to hire a gardener to spray weeds with over-the-counter products: Arizona’s Structural Pest Control Commission (SPCC) could be watching. (In…

Building Support for School Choice From the Grassroots Up

December 2005 Building Support for School Choice From the Grassroots Up By Clark Neily When Virginia Walden Ford speaks about school choice, people listen. They listen because when it comes to turning school choice from a dream into reality, Virginia knows what she’s talking about. She knows how to identify and organize parents who will…

Expanding the Kelo Fight

December 2005 Expanding the Kelo Fight IJ Case in Ohio Will Determine Limits On Eminent Domain in the Buckeye State By Scott Bullock In October, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted for review the most important post-Kelo eminent domain case in the country: Gamble v. City of Norwood. The bright spot of the U.S. Supreme…

Reality Check

December 2005 Reality Check Educating Legislators and the Public About Eminent Domain Abuse By Bert Gall In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s now-infamous decision in Kelo v. City of New London, the floodgates to the abuse of eminent domain for private gain are now wide open. As Justice O’Connor wrote in her dissenting…

Eminent Domain Abuse Successes and Challenges

Eminent Domain Abuse Successes Activists around the country are successfully employing the tactics of the Castle Coalition to defeat eminent domain abuse. In 2004, Wal-Mart proposed replacing a neighborhood in Ogden, Utah, with one of its Supercenters. Dorothy Littrell, a 76-year-old retiree, led the fight against the world’s largest retailer—and won. The group held rallies,…

Together In Cedargrove. Together In Our Homes!

December 2005 Together In Cedargrove. Together In Our Homes! By Debbie Kubiak On February 3, 2005, the New York town of Cheektowaga and developer Dominic Piestrak presented my community of Cedargrove Heights with a slideshow and colorful map layout of a development called Renaissance Village. They envisioned replacing our 300 homes, 700 rental units and…

IJ Recognizes A Modern-day Thomas Paine

December 2005 IJ recently presented Orange County Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut with the “Thomas Paine Award” for his journalistic work advancing liberty. IJ Recognizes A Modern-day Thomas Paine By John E. Kramer Orange County Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut recently received the Institute for Justice’s “Thomas Paine Award,” which IJ presents to journalists who…

Seeking Liberty-Minded Law Students

December 2005 Seeking Liberty-Minded Law Students Know hardworking, intelligent law students dedicated to individual rights and a free society? Encourage them to litigate for liberty next summer through the Institute for Justice’s summer clerkship program. Applicants should send a cover letter, resumé and writing sample to: Clerk/Intern Coordinator, Institute for Justice, 901 N. Glebe Road,…

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