June 2008, Volume 17, Number 3

Victory for Speech

Government bullying threatened to shut down the online real estate advertising firm of entrepreneurs Ed Williams and Frank Mackay-Smith. But thanks to yet another victory in a series of wins for Internet publishers by the Institute for Justice, Ed and Frank are free to provide their service, undisturbed by petty bureaucrats who often do the…

A Time to Dance!

A Time to Dance! IJ Defeats Arizona Dance Ban In April, the Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter defeated a ridiculous government demand that Arizona entrepreneur Dale Bell ban dancing outside his Country & Western steakhouse, San Tan Flat, or else face fines of almost $200,000 a year. Father and son business partners and IJ clients…

Activist Puts the Brakes on Eminent Domain Abuse

Castle Coalition activist Ed Osborne fights for his business (below). A friend of Ed’s used a cellphone camera to document the developer’s desire to drive Ed out by photographing a rendering of the proposed new development to be built where Ed’s business now stands. Activist Puts the Brakes on Eminent Domain Abuse By Ed Osborne…

Lobbying for Liberty

Lobbying for Liberty IJ’s State Chapters Give Freedom A Voice In State Capitals By William Maurer No matter the state, the halls of the Capitol are choked with lobbyists seeking more regulation, special treatment and government benefits for their clients. But in Arizona, Minnesota and Washington, there are individuals lobbying for something different: freedom. IJ’s…

IJ Argues Case for Summer Camp

IJ Argues Case for Summer Camp For 31 years, Summer’s Best Two Weeks, a non-denominational Christian summer camp in southwestern Pennsylvania, rafted the storied whitewater in Ohiopyle State Park. For the camp, which never had an accident, rafting was a cherished rite of passage that 15,000 kids had shared over the years. Then, in 2001,…

Susette Kelo’s Little Pink House Finds a New Foundation

by Scott Bullock The little pink house that launched a nationwide property rights movement is standing at a new location in New London, Conn. On June 21, the Institute for Justice will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and party to celebrate the fact that this historic house has found a new home. Piece by piece, the…

3 Years after Kelo Castle Coalition Inspires and Trains Activists for Victories

3 Years after Kelo Castle Coalition Inspires and Trains Activists for Victories By Christina Walsh City officials were not the only ones emboldened by the Kelo decision. While many municipalities viewed Kelo as a green light to abuse eminent domain to benefit developers, activists across the country began making their voices heard louder than ever…

How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom

The Dirty Dozen is available at IJ’s Freedom Market online store.  Ever wonder how our nation changed from a country with a Constitution that limited government power to a land where the Constitution is interpreted to limit the rights of the citizenry? And what can be done to restore the founding vision for a free…

IJ Saddles Up In Horse Teeth Fight

IJ clients and our legal team gather on the courthouse steps to launch our challenge to government restrictions on Texas horse teeth floaters. IJ Saddles Up In Horse Teeth Fight By Krissy Keys There was no horsing around at a recent townhall meeting the Institute for Justice hosted in Texas for those involved in the…

Decrease Your Taxes & Support Freedom

Decrease Your Taxes & Support Freedom Would you like to make a gift that helps secure individual liberty while providing a charitable tax deduction, earning fixed income for life, and reducing your capital gains tax? Consider establishing a charitable gift annuity with the Institute for Justice. Here is an example of how an immediate payment…

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