March 2002, Volume 11, Number 2

Supreme Crescendo For School Choice

March 2002 Supreme Crescendo For School Choice Even nature cooperated. Defying predictions for rain that could have dampened plans for a massive rally in support of school choice, February 20 turned out to be an unseasonably warm and dry day for the U.S. Supreme Court showdown over the constitutionality of Cleveland’s school choice program. The…

Castle Coalition: Uniting Property Owners and Activists

By Scott G. Bullock That statement is as true today as when it was written in 17th century England. But too often, governments treat individuals’ castles, whether they be homes or small businesses, as goodies to be given to developers and politically connected businesses. To combat this alarming trend, the Institute has formed a group…

Using The Web To Defeat Eminent Domain Abuse

March 2002 Using The Web To Defeat Eminent Domain Abuse By Dana Berliner With our inaugural conference held in Washington, D.C., on March 2, 2002 (see story opposite page), the Castle Coalition launched the website www.CastleCoalition.org as a resource for property owners and activists trying to fight the use of eminent domain to benefit private…

Economic Liberty: Fulfilling Dreams

March 2002 Economic Liberty: Fulfilling Dreams By Patricia H. Lee The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago helps entrepreneurs pursue their individual and unique visions of the American Dream, while recognizing that achieving that dream is not as simple as it should be. We have a vision for how regulations…

Tasty Delite Receives Public Service Award

March 2002 Tasty Delite Receives Public Service Award Tasty Delite International, a client of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship, continues to grow beyond its owners’ wildest expectations and is now receiving accolades from the community. On Wednesday, February 21, 2002, Judy Barr Topinka of the Illinois Treasurer’s Office awarded Darryl Brown and the…

Owners’ Counsel of America Presents IJ’s Berliner with Annual Award

March 2002 Owners’ Counsel of America Presents IJ’s Berliner with Annual Award On January 12, 2002, IJ Senior Attorney Dana Berliner received the annual award from the Owners’ Counsel of America for her effective advocacy of property rights. The Owners’ Counsel is an organization of eminent domain attorneys across the country who represent owners in…

Driven To Succeed: IJ Client Ed Wheeler Launches Limo Business After Legal Victory

March 2002 Driven To Succeed: IJ Client Ed Wheeler Launches Limo Business After Legal Victory By Clark Neily Visit Ed Wheeler’s website (www.omnilimo.com) and you begin to understand why the Las Vegas limousine cartel spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to keep him out. Ed’s website is a reflection of his business ethic: it…

Litigation Update: Florida School Choice

March 2002 Litigation Update: Florida School Choice Our choice-hating friends in Florida are up to their old tricks—namely, peeling off state constitutional claims one by one to see if they can find a winner. School choice opponents first tried this tactic more than two years ago when they argued that Florida’s Opportunity Scholarship Program violated…

Litigation Update: Oklahoma Caskets

March 2002 Litigation Update: Oklahoma Caskets “The [Defendants’] Motion to Dismiss. . . is denied.” Seems pretty clear, doesn’t it? Well, not if you’re a government lawyer representing monopoly-protecting funeral board members in Oklahoma. Last spring, the State filed a motion to dismiss the Institute’s challenge to Oklahoma’s restrictive casket sales laws, arguing not only…

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