May 2002, Volume 11, Number 3

Four In a Row!

May 2002 Four In a Row! IJ Enjoys Four Victories Against Eminent Domain Abuse By Scott Bullock Over the past few years, the Institute for Justice has helped spark a fundamental shift in our nation’s law toward greater protection for private property rights. Now, even apologists for eminent domain abuse admit that after years of…

Creative Ways to Support Liberty

May 2002 Creative Ways to Support Liberty By Beth Stevens Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, IJ has had one of its most successful years yet of litigation and outreach. Now, as we approach the end of our fiscal year on June 30, we hope to finish with an equally strong fund-raising effort that…

IJ Creates Another Case Study In the Fight for Freedom

May 2002 IJ Creates Another Case Study In the Fight for Freedom By John E. Kramer Many of the Institute for Justice’s cases are textbook examples (literally) of the fight between individuals and the growing State. Collegiate economics textbooks feature IJ’s battle on behalf of Denver taxicab drivers, New York van operators and Las Vegas…

IJ Argues Two Key Economic Liberty Cases

May 2002 IJ Argues Two Key Economic Liberty Cases The quest to restore economic liberty as a fundamental civil right is a core mission of the Institute for Justice. The road to that goal runs inevitably through the 14th Amendment’s “privileges or immunities” clause, but it is blocked by one of the most pernicious decisions…

Sweet Fruit of the Commerce Clause

May 2002 Sweet Fruit of the Commerce Clause By Clint Bolick The case technically is about wine, but it’s really about one of the core freedoms secured by the Constitution: the opportunity to engage in interstate commerce. A key failing of the Articles of Confederation was the propensity of states to erect protectionist trade barriers.…

Burying The Casket Cartel

May 2002 Burying The Casket Cartel By Chip Mellor Reverend Nathaniel Craigmiles, his business partner Tommy Wilson, IJ Attorney and Dunn Foundation Fellow in Constitutional Litigation Steve Simpson and I entered the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s stately wood-paneled courtroom with eager anticipation. After oral argument that day, the court would decide…

IJ’s Deb Simpson Continually Conquers the Unknown

May 2002 IJ’s Deb Simpson Continually Conquers the Unknown By Chip Mellor Everyone at IJ finds themselves called upon regularly to do things they’ve never done before. Whether it’s participating in a lawsuit, conference, fund raising, a media pitch or administration, we approach each task looking for new, more effective ways to accomplish our goals.…

IJ Arizona Chapter Names Tom Liddy Executive Director

May 2002 IJ Arizona Chapter Names Tom Liddy Executive Director Lawyer and former Marine Tom Liddy brings a fighting spirit and a sharp legal mind to the battles for parental choice in education, freedom of speech and private property rights as the Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter’s new executive director. Tom joined IJ as an…

IJ Arizona Chapter Intervenes To Help Parents Win School Choice

May 2002 IJ Arizona Chapter Intervenes To Help Parents Win School Choice By Tom Liddy Seven Arizona school districts admitted they are failing to provide an adequate education to children of poor families. The districts’ solution? “Since we failed with the resources you’ve entrusted to us, give us more!” they demand. “Trust us.” Teaming up…

Advancing Liberty Through Pro Bono Work

May 2002 Advancing Liberty Through Pro Bono Work Upon finishing his federal court clerkship, Mark set off into private practice, intending to contribute to the cause of liberty throughout his career. And he is off to a great start. Mark was recently awarded a plaque from his firm, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, for Outstanding Pro…

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