June 2004, Volume 13, Number 3

Calling the Bully’s Bluff

June 2004 Calling the Bully’s Bluff IJ & Mackinac Center Team Up To Beat Michigan Teachers’ Union By John E. Kramer It is not every day you see a bully humbled with a bloody nose. But take a look at what the Institute for Justice and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently achieved when…

Entrepreneurship at the IJ Clinic

June 2004 Entrepreneurship at the IJ Clinic: A Dream with Passion and Drive Makes Things Happen IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship client Shawna Spencer inspires customers with her shoe store and foot spa and IJ Clinic participants with her spirit. By Beth Milnikel “It’s the drive; it’s the excitement; it’s the entrepreneurship.” This is how Shawna…

Castle Coalition Takes on Eminent Domain Abuse with Third Conference

June 2004 Castle Coalition Takes on Eminent Domain Abuse with Third Conference By Rob Wiles During the last weekend in March, the Institute for Justice hosted its third annual Castle Coalition Eminent Domain Activist conference in Washington, D.C. The event, officially titled, “From Hardship to Victory: Strategies for Winning the Fight to Stop Eminent Domain…

Attorneys on the Road

By Bert Gall By spreading the word about the Institute for Justice’s cases through the media, our communications team does a great job of reaching a large audience about the importance of liberty in the lives of every American. IJ attorneys reinforce this message by speaking directly to various audiences throughout the country about our…

RATS!

June 2004 RATS! Arizona Structural Pest Control Commission Puts “Rat” in BureaucRAT By Tim Keller When roof rats invaded teenage entrepreneur Christian Alf’s hometown of Tempe, Ariz., he seized the opportunity to start a business helping neighbors protect their homes. Roof rats are adept climbers who make their homes above ground, particularly in attics. Christian,…

The Norwood, Ohio Eminent Domain Trial

June 2004 The Norwood, Ohio Eminent Domain Trial: By Scott Bullock Eminent domain trials are one of the biggest litigation challenges we face at the Institute for Justice. Eminent domain cases always go to trial and the judge inevitably puts them on a very fast track. This means we must rally enormous amounts of energy…

What It’s Like to Work with the Best: The IJ Experience

June 2004 What It’s Like to Work with the Best: The IJ Experience By Lawrence W. Reed Long before the occasion arose to work on a case together, I thought of the Institute for Justice as a first-rate outfit performing yeoman service on the front lines of critical battles. In my capacity as a trustee…

IJ-Trained Attorney Wins NY Free Speech Case

June 2004 IJ-Trained Attorney Wins NY Free Speech Case By Robin Brooks-Rigolosi After a six-month battle in a New York criminal court where the City’s drive to silence artists collided with the U.S. Constitution, a New York County Criminal Court judge decisively granted a local filmmaker the same right to free speech that other media…

Recognition for DC School Choice

June 2004 Recognition for DC School Choice Chip Mellor, IJ president and general counsel, Virginia Walden-Ford, executive director of D.C. Parents for School Choice, Inc., and Edwin Meese III, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation, at the Heritage Resource Bank dinner where Chip introduced Virginia as she received the Salvatori…

IJ-AZ Untangles Burdensome Barrier

June 2004 IJ-AZ Untangles Burdensome Barrier Inspired by the Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter’s (IJ-AZ) advocacy, a new law in Arizona now exempts hairbraiders from the State’s outdated cosmetology scheme. Last December, IJ-AZ filed a lawsuit on behalf of hairbraider Essence Farmer to untangle Arizona’s onerous cosmetology regime. Arizona required hairbraiders to attend 1,600 hours…

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