January 2001, Volume 10, Number 1

2001: A Freedom Odyssey

January 2001 2001: A Freedom Odyssey By Chip Mellor and Clint Bolick Wow! It just doesn’t seem possible that nearly ten years have passed since the day we first opened the doors of the Institute for Justice. One reason is that it has been enormously fun and fulfilling, and good times always go fast. Another…

School Choice: One Last Step to the Supremes

January 2001 School Choice: One Last Step to the Supremes By Clint Bolick The long-awaited news from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit was disappointing: the court on December 11 voted 2-1 to strike down the Cleveland scholarship program. But the decision has a silver lining: we now have a case ready…

Did you know?…

School Choice Participants Choose Many Other Options Besides Religious Schools. Opponents claim that school choice is merely a device for “funneling” tax money to religious schools. Not surprisingly, they always neglect to point out that only one-sixth of students attending schools of choice in Cleveland, Ohio actually attend religious private schools.

Will My Family Still Have a Choice?

January 2001 Will My Family Still Have a Choice? By Johnietta McGrady For parents like me, the Cleveland scholarship program is nothing short of a godsend.  As a single mother who works two part-time jobs, without vouchers, there’s no way I could afford to send my children to St. Thomas Aquinas where they are becoming…

IJ Turns to Human Action Network To Soup Up Attorney Staff

January 2001 IJ Turns to Human Action Network To Soup Up Attorney Staff By Chip Mellor Marni Soupcoff epitomizes how IJ’s development of human capital pays off. Marni is an alumna of IJ’s clerking and law student programs. Through this experience, Marni was immersed in the “IJ Way” and, as a result, was immediately able…

With Pittsburgh & Baltimore Victories, IJ Launches New Eminent Domain Fight

January 2001 With Pittsburgh & Baltimore Victories, IJ Launches New Eminent Domain Fight Ending eminent domain abuse—where individuals’ homes and businesses are taken by the government not for a public use but for private economic development—has become one of the central missions of the Institute for Justice’s property rights program.  The last two months of…

IJ Clinic Students Expand Legal Services

January 2001 IJ Clinic Students Expand Legal Services By Patricia Lee Chicago entrepreneurs (like small business people nationwide) face tremendous challenges as they try to create and grow their businesses.  With the odds of success already stacked against them, there is a tremendous need for effective legal representation to guide these would-be business people not…

Litigation Update

January 2001 Litigation Update Las Vegas Limo Case Heads to Trial After two years of delays and requests for continuances from the lawyers representing Nevada’s Transportation Services Authority (TSA), the Las Vegas limousine case is finally scheduled to go to trial on February 12.  The Institute for Justice represents a group of independent entrepreneurs who…

IJ’s Work Shows It Is Time To Respect Private Property Rights

January 2001 IJ’s Work Shows It Is Time To Respect Private Property Rights By Bernie Lynch I clearly remember the day in October 1998 when I called the Institute for Justice and begged them to come to the aid of our business community.  We were under attack by City of Pittsburgh officials who wanted to…

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