February 2005, Volume 14, Number 1

IJ Knocks Internet Licensing Law Offline

February 2005 IJ Knocks Internet Licensing Law Offline By Steve Simpson California consumers, a federal district court granted summary judgment this past November in favor of the Institute for Justice and its client, ForSaleByOwner.com, in its First Amendment challenge to California’s real estate licensing law. Finding the licensing requirement “wholly arbitrary,” the court ruled that…

Proof Positive: School Choice Changes Lives

This just in: school choice works. The latest evidence arrived in September when School Choice Wisconsin published a study by education researcher Jay P. Greene of the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy. Greene found that students in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program graduate at much higher rates—by one measure, nearly twice the rate—than students in…

Two IJ-WA Cases Honored as “Lawsuits of the Year”

February 2005 Two IJ-WA Cases Honored as “Lawsuits of the Year” By Jeanette M. Petersen Since opening its doors in early 2003, the Institute for Justice Washington Chapter (IJ-WA) has been working tirelessly to make a name for itself in and around the state of Washington. The December/January 2005 issue of Washington Law & Politics…

Freedom vs. Force

Freedom vs. Force By John E. Kramer History is marked by the struggle between those who seek to create through freedom versus those who seek to control through force. It is no different with the Institute for Justice’s litigation. (In case you haven’t guessed by now, the Institute for Justice is firmly on the side…

2004 Election Cycle Demonstrated Dirty Secret Behind “Clean Elections Act”

February 2005 2004 Election Cycle Demonstrated Dirty Secret Behind “Clean Elections Act” By Jennifer Barnett In January 2004, IJ-AZ filed a lawsuit to expose the dirty secret underlying Arizona’s scheme of financing political campaigns with taxpayers’ money, the so-called “Clean Elections Act.” While our litigation continues, the 2004 election demonstrated exactly the chilling effect we…

The 25 Best Friends of Property Rights

By Chip Mellor We would like to thank the diverse array Kelo v. New London. Each brief, in its own way, helps to underscore the tragic consequences and dire implications of eminent domain abuse. The following are just a few highlights to provide a glimpse of the outstanding contributions made by all of the briefs.…

Courting Freedom for Vintners

February 2005 Courting Freedom for Vintners By Steve Simpson IJ’s Strategic Litigation Counsel Clint Bolick and client Juanita Swedenburg answer questions from the media following IJ’s argument before the U.S. Supreme Court. “Only one group was there because of what they believed in, not what they were being paid for, that’s the Institute for Justice.…

Hail to the Human Action Network

Who ever thought IJ could change the world with such a small group of lawyers? We did. But thanks to the Institute’s Human Action Network—the graduates of our training programs for law students, undergrads and practicing attorneys—we don’t have to do it alone. Our success in the past year and cases fought in the U.S.…

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