July 2001, Volume 10, Number 4

With Big Odds and High Stakes Limo Drivers and IJ Lawyers Roll to Victory

Everybody knows that Vegas is a gambling town where the odds are king. So consider these odds: a small group of indepen-dent limousine operators decides to take on an entrenched cartel to open up a 50-million-dollar-a-year industry that has been closed to outsiders since its inception. The cartel is made up of a handful of…

Martin Luther King III Joins with IJ To Denounce Mississippi Eminent Domain Abuse

July 2001 Martin Luther King III Joins with IJ To Denounce Mississippi Eminent Domain Abuse The Institute for Justice has a new ally in its fight against the State of Mississippi’s abuse of eminent domain.  In June, Martin Luther King III, the national president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, joined with IJ advocates, clients…

Litigation Update: IJ Appeals North Dakota Micro-Radio Case To High Court

July 2001 Litigation Update: IJ Appeals North Dakota Micro-Radio Case To High Court On June 12, the Institute for Justice submitted a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to hear the case of micro-broadcaster Roy Neset.  The petition highlights the crucial question raised by Roy’s case:  can the government stop…

How IJ Changed an Outlaw Into a Crusader for Justice

July 2001   How IJ Changed an Outlaw Into a Crusader for Justice By Taalib-Din Abdul Uqdah Twenty years ago, I was an outlaw.  My crime:  braiding hair without a license.  My wife Pamela and I own and operate Cornrows & Co., an African-style hairbraiding salon in Washington, D.C.  But with the help of the…

Behind the Scenes in Las Vegas

July 2001 Behind the Scenes in Las Vegas By Clark Neily Litigating for liberty takes long-term commitment.  Our Las Vegas litigation on behalf of independent limousine operators is just one case in point.  It took nearly three years of work by three-plus staff attorneys and many thousands of dollars in expenses, but in the end,…

IJCE Strikes Blow for Independent Taxi Affiliations

July 2001 IJCE Strikes Blow for Independent Taxi Affiliations By John Stinneford When the Chicago Department of Consumer Services announced that it wanted taxi companies to start jitney programs to serve Chicago’s inner-city communities, the Jimmy Morgan Taxi Association was the only company to step forward.  James Morgan, Sr., now deceased, had founded the company…

IJ Clinic Director Patricia Lee Named Entrepreneur of the Year

July 2001 IJ Clinic Director Patricia Lee Named Entrepreneur of the Year By Chip Mellor Entrepreneurs make things happen.  They leave the world around them a different place, setting in motion events that touch peoples’ lives in ways large and small.  Entrepreneurs surmount adversity and create solutions to problems others have deemed hopeless.  By their…

IJ Asks Supreme Court to Review Cleveland Case

In November 1999, when the Supreme Court dissolved the trial court’s injunction against the program, one of its criteria for intervening was whether it would ultimately review the case on the merits.  So we have a snapshot of the Court’s intentions. Having filed our petition, we are letting no moss grow,   working to coordinate support…

Litigation Update

Bright Days for School Choice In Sunshine State The Sunshine State is in our sights for the litigation battle over school choice: In Holmes v. Bush, the Florida Supreme Court refused to review our victory in the Court of Appeals overturning a trial court decision striking down the Florida Opportunity Scholarship Program.  As the program…

Mushroom Producers Should Have the Right to Remain Silent

July 2001 Mushroom Producers Should Have the Right to Remain Silent By Melinda Ammann You’ve seen them on TV and in magazines:  “Got Milk?” the white-mustached celebrities in the ads want to know.  The controversy over such advertising for everyday foods goes beyond whether milk does, in fact, do a body good.  A case dealing…

Stanley Dea – Vindicated At Last

When we began our lawsuit to defend one man’s stand on the principle of nondiscrimination, we had no idea how long it would take to prevail. In the course of seven-and-a-half years of litigation, we lost not only one of the judges who heard the case, we lost Dr. Stanley Dea himself—our brave and principled…

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