October 2013, Volume 22, Number 5

IJ Has Some Advice for Kentucky

There is no shortage of parenting advice out there. Some of it is good, some of it is bad, but could some of it also be illegal? That is the remarkable position taken by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, which has declared that only state-licensed psychologists may dispense parenting advice in the Bluegrass…

IJ Sues Sacramento’s Sign Police

Four years ago Carl and Elizabeth Fears started Got Muscle Health Club in Sacramento. Dedicated to making their gym thrive, the husband-and-wife team opens every morning at 5:30 a.m. and often works 16-hour days. But city officials do not share the same commitment to success. Sacramento makes it almost impossible for Got Muscle and other…

12 Years Running: IJ Receives Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating

For the 12th consecutive year, IJ has received Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for financial health, accountability and transparency. This achievement recognizes IJ’s ability to continually operate at peak level and to pursue and achieve long-term change. Charity Navigator is the world’s largest and most-used charity rating service, evaluating more than 6,500 nonprofits every year.…

Terms of Engagement

Every IJ litigator knows the moment, waiting in the hushed courtroom just before the bailiff’s gavel cracks, followed by the command, “All rise.” As the judge enters the courtroom to begin a trial or argument, the litigators are prepared to marshal their evidence to make the strongest case for our clients. Every detail has been…

Giving the Gift of Liberty

As you think about your support for IJ this year, you may want to consider a gift from your retirement account thanks to a special provision in the tax code. When Congress passed new tax legislation in January in response to the so-called fiscal cliff, they extended a provision that allows donors to make tax-free…

What if you aren’t eligible to make a current IRA gift?

Retirement assets are also excellent options as planned gifts. Naming IJ as a beneficiary of these accounts allows you to make a gift without the need to change an existing will or other financial plans. And these gifts offer flexibility because they can be revoked if your plans or circumstances change. Because of the unfavorable…

Putting the Pieces of IJ’s Occupational Speech Initiative Together

Legal entrepreneurship is at the core of IJ’s success. We identify aspects of the Constitution under siege and formulate strategic litigation to vindicate not only our clients’ rights, but the rights of all Americans. Our occupational speech cases have been a textbook exercise in IJ legal entrepreneurship. Traditionally, our economic liberty practice has focused on…

IJ Takes on the Tampa Price Control Police

IJ client Tom Halsnik has worked hard to grow his car service business over the years. He has learned what works, and what doesn’t, and he knows that his business would be best served by charging his customers less. Unfortunately for Tom and his customers, they live in Tampa, Fla., where the Hillsborough County Public…

Building Warriors for Liberty

In July, 43 law students from across the country gathered together in downtown D.C. for IJ’s 22nd annual law student conference. Our public interest boot camp included constitutional warriors from 34 different law schools and an attorney from Sweden’s Centrum for Rättvisa, a European public interest law firm modeled on IJ. Attendees and IJ staffers…

IJ Featured Again in Nation’s Top PR Textbook

For the second time, the Institute for Justice’s public relations work has been featured in “The Practice of Public Relations,” the most widely used college PR textbook in the nation. The 12th edition of the book features the Institute’s work on behalf of cancer patients from across the nation who successfully fought to allow compensation…

IJ Helps Bring Food Truck Freedom to the Crescent City

New Orleans is not known as a bastion of economic liberty. IJ has sued the city more than once on behalf of would-be entrepreneurs the government blocked from pursuing an honest living. And now we helped convince the Crescent City, outside the courtroom, to reject the idea that it can pick winners and losers in…

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