January 2002, Volume 11, Number 1

Inside the Courtroom: Eminent Domain Abuse On Trial

January 2002 Inside the Courtroom: Eminent Domain Abuse On Trial By Dana Berliner The New London, Connecticut, trial challenging the abuse of eminent domain in that city has been our longest yet. Witness testimony consumed seven days in court, and on December 14, 2001, we had a final three-hour hearing on the myriad legal issues…

IJ’S First State Chapter off to Blazing Start

January 2002 IJ’S First State Chapter off to Blazing Start By Clint Bolick Talk about a warm welcome: on the first mid-August workday in our new Phoenix digs, the temperature was a roasting 111 degrees. We kept things hot and by the time of its official launch on November 15, IJ’s first state chapter already…

IJ Presents Cato President Ed Crane with Award

IJ President and General Counsel Chip Mellor recently recognized the uniquely important role Ed Crane and the Cato Institute have played in the Institute for Justice’s success. From IJ’s earliest days, Ed provided encouragement, fundraising leads and moral support. The award to Ed reads, “Presented to Ed Crane with appreciation for your support, counsel and…

The Power of Human Capital

January 2002 The Power of Human Capital By Chip Mellor We devote considerable time and effort to developing the human capital of IJ. Our success at this can best be appreciated by recognizing that everyone we have ever hired at the Institute for Justice had their first exposure to public interest law through the Institute.…

Where are They Now

January 2002 Where are They Now: IJ Clients Past & Present Share Their Stories By John E. Kramer Ever wonder what happened to that courageous van driver IJ went to court on behalf of in New York City? Or how about that widow IJ successfully defended when Donald Trump convinced the government to take her…

Friends of Choice Join Together As Friends of the Court

January 2002 Friends of Choice Join Together As Friends of the Court By Bob Freedman Amicus Briefson the IJ website View these briefs American Education Reform Council Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Center for Individual Freedom, Cato Institute, Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation, and Goldwater Institute Christian Legal…

Thanks to our HAN members

January 2002 Thanks to our HAN members Graduates of the Institute for Justice’s many training programs (who comprise our Human Action Network) were integral in expanding the number and quality of amicus briefs reflecting the support for school choice across the political spectrum. Jeffrey Bucholtz of King & Spalding helped write the amicus brief for…

Double Your Donation

January 2002 Double Your Donation By Karen Bailey Do you wish that your funds for freedom could double or triple? There is a way for this to happen when donating to the Institute for Justice! Thousands of companies offer employees and/or retirees and their spouses the option of increasing their personal, tax-deductible donations through matching…

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