December 2017, Volume 26, Issue 6

Protecting Free Speech in the Sunshine State

Eat less sugar and more vegetables. Cut back on carbs and alcohol. Commonsense dietary advice? Absolutely. But in the state of Florida, it is also a crime. Heather Kokesch Del Castillo of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, found that out the hard way. Heather’s life of “crime” began in 2014, when she founded Constitution Nutrition while…

License to Work

Advice gurus preach the virtue of making your own luck—harnessing fate through vision, hard work and perseverance. For 26 years, that is how IJ has been advancing liberty, and there is no better example than the release last month of the second edition of our landmark study License to Work amid a national tidal wave…

IJ Lands a Forfeiture Victory

Two years and 28 days after the federal government seized his truck, Gerardo Serrano climbed into the cab, turned the key and drove off. On the way out of the parking lot, he called: “Institute for Justice, thank you! I love ya!” As readers of Liberty & Law will recall, Customs and Border Protection officials…

Another Sweet VICTORY for Wisconsin Home Bakers

In October, we had another exciting victory in Wisconsin. In the last issue of Liberty & Law, we announced that a state judge had declared the state’s ban on selling home-baked goods unconstitutional on May 31. We were thrilled by the judge’s excellent opinion, and bakers in the Badger State were eager to get baking—but…

IJ Scores Sweeping Change Through Perseverance And Innovation

In September of last year, IJ embarked on our second quarter-century defending vital constitutional liberties. And this past year captured perfectly how IJ’s perseverance and innovative strategies open up new avenues for freedom across all areas of our mission. How does this persistence and innovation pay off? Take for instance the nationwide attention on occupational…

IJ Clinic’s South Side Pitch Event Shows Chicago Is Hungry for Innovation

For the past four years, the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship has proudly hosted the South Side Pitch, our Shark Tank-style event that highlights entrepreneurs and up-and-coming businesses from the South Side of Chicago. Every finalist seeks to remind people that South Siders have innovative and entrepreneurial ideas on how to solve the problems in their…

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