May 2001, Volume 10, Number 3

IJ Takes on Oklahoma Casket Cartel

May 2001 IJ Takes on Oklahoma Casket Cartel By Clark Neily I knew Kim wouldn’t sit still for it.  And I could almost see Dennis giving his head a sad, slow shake.  Kim Powers and Dennis Bridges sell funeral merchandise over the Internet, and their website hadn’t been up for two weeks before the personal…

IJ’s Decade of Making a Difference

May 2001 IJ’s Decade of Making a Difference By Douglas W. Kmiec The Institute for Justice is one of those few places that fully lives up to its name.  Indeed, the name b ears an uncanny and deserved similarity to The Institutes of Justinian, the treatise of the ancient Roman emperor who defined justice as…

Helping Fund Our Liberty Quest

May 2001 Helping Fund Our Liberty Quest By Deborah Simpson We anticipate that the end of our fiscal year on June 30, 2001, will mark this as IJ’s most successful year yet.  Thanks to the unwavering generosity of our supporters, we have had wonderful successes over the ten years since IJ opened its doors.  All…

Introducing IJ’s New Strategic Benefactors

May 2001 Introducing IJ’s New Strategic Benefactors Planned giving offers a highly leveraged way to provide long-term support to IJ while meeting your estate planning needs. We are honored to announce the B. Kenneth and Margaret Lawrence Simon Fund for Constitutional Litigation, made possible by the Simons’ generous planned giving that invested $1 million to…

IJ Sponsored Movie Is Big Hit in New London

May 2001 IJ Sponsored Movie Is Big Hit in New London By Chip Mellor At the heart of our litigation challenging eminent domain abuse lie two basic messages:  property rights are important for everyone, and you can fight City Hall.  So when we discovered those two messages wonderfully conveyed in the Australian movie comedy The…

Aussie Film a “Must See” For Property Rights Fans

May 2001 Aussie Film a “Must See” For Property Rights Fans By Matthew Berry Although The Castle is an Australian film, its values are ones with which Americans—especially IJ supporters—will identify.  Transport the film’s protagonist, Darryl Kerrigan, from Melbourne, Australia, to Melbourne, Florida, and one could easily say that Darryl has achieved the American Dream.…

IJ Joined by Southern Christian Leadership Conference To Protect Rural Landowner

May 2001 IJ Joined by Southern Christian Leadership Conference To Protect Rural Landowner By Scott Bullock On March 1, 2001, a year to the day after IJ announced its ultimately successful campaign to stop eminent domain abuse in the City of Pittsburgh, the Institute for Justice, joined by the local leader of Dr. Martin Luther…

IJ Production Director Don Wilson: Ready to Lend a Hand

May 2001 IJ Production Director Don Wilson: Ready to Lend a Hand By John Kramer The photograph accompanying this story only begins to capture the many facets of IJ’s talented production director Don Wilson.  Sure, he creates eye-popping publications and websites, helps to keep our computers humming, takes all the IJ photographs, along with so…

Litigation Update: Another Victory for Choice in Illinois

May 2001 Litigation Update: Another Victory for Choice in Illinois IJ won another courtroom battle on the school choice front when a three-judge panel of the Appellate Court of Illinois for the Fifth Judicial District issued a unanimous ruling on April 3 upholding the constitutionality of the Illinois educational expenses tax credit.  The decision rebuffed…

Can We Meet the President Now?

May 2001 Can We Meet the President Now? By Maureen Blum “Where is the President?” were the first words I heard from Joey (age 10) and Jesse Redpath (age 9), both beneficiaries of IJ’s victory defending the Illinois educational expenses tax credit, who came to our nation’s capital with their mom to meet President Bush…

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