June 2005, Volume 14, Number 3

Vino Victory at the U.S. Supreme Court!

June 2005 By Steve Simpson The Washington Post headline said it all: “Virginia vintner’s challenge ends in triumph.” On May 16th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decisive victory to IJ and our clients Juanita Swedenburg, David Lucas, and their customers in New York. In a decision that lead lawyer Clint Bolick called “the best…

Don’t Tangle with Braiders

June 2005 Don’t Tangle with Braiders: New Case Marks Launch of IJ’s Minnesota Chapter By Lee McGrath IJ clients, top, from left, Saleemah Salahud-Din Shabazz, Lillian Awah Anderson and Ejgayehu Beyene Asres stand with IJ Minnesota Chapter Executive Director Lee McGrath at the launch of the case and state chapter. While the television crews set…

IJ Takes Norwood Eminent Domain Fight To Ohio Appeals Court

June 2005 IJ attorneys Dana Berliner, Scott Bullock and Bert Gall speak to media along with IJ clients Joy and Carl Gamble as IJ takes their case to the Ohio Appeals Court. The Gambles are no longer allowed to live in their own home of 35 years. IJ Takes Norwood Eminent Domain Fight To Ohio…

The Ultimate Winn-Win Scenario

School choice advocates received great news in March when Arizona’s Federal District Court dismissed Winn v. Hibbs, the Arizona Civil Liberties Union’s (AzCLU) frivolous legal challenge to Arizona’s pioneering Scholarship Tuition Tax Credit. In granting the Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter’s (IJ-AZ) motion to dismiss, the district court not only struck a blow for the…

How Sweet It Is to Defend Free Speech

June 2005   How Sweet It Is to Defend Free Speech By Jennifer Barnett Who says you can’t go home again? On the morning of April 7, Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter (IJ-AZ) Executive Director Tim Keller returned to his high school alma mater to protect Winchell’s Doughnut franchise owner Ed Salib’s free speech rights.…

Judicial Activism & Judicial Restraint

June 2005 Judicial Activism & Judicial Restraint: Two Paths To Bigger Government By Chip Mellor Without realizing it, liberals and conservatives are working from opposite ends of the political spectrum, under opposing rationales, to reach the same end: expanded government power. As a result of the political push and pull between those advocating judicial activism…

IJ Earns Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating For Fourth Consecutive Year

June 2005 IJ Earns Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating For Fourth Consecutive Year For the fourth consecutive year, the Institute for Justice has earned the highest rating from Charity Navigator, a nonprofit organization that evaluates the financial management and organizational efficiency of 3,900 charities across the country. In recognizing the Institute, Charity Navigator said, “Receiving four…

IJ Untangles Cosmetology Laws With Back-to-Back Hairbraiding Victories

June 2005 IJ Untangles Cosmetology Laws With Back-to-Back Hairbraiding Victories By Valerie Bayham Top, IJ clients, Christina Griffin, Melony Armstrong and Margaret Burden (from left) stand with IJ staff attorney Valerie Bayham just after Governor Haley Barbour, center, signed legislation releasing Mississippi braiders from the Board of Cosmetology’s control. Institute for Justice Washington Chapter client,…

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