November 2000, Volume 9, Number 5

Private Property Must Be Respected Even In The Empire State

November 2000   Private Property Must Be Respected Even In The Empire State By Dana Berliner The abuse of eminent domain–where government takes private property against the owner’s will–is a nationwide problem. When IJ began litigating in this area, we had no idea we would be flooded with calls and letters from property owners being…

IJ Harvests First-Round Victories in New York Wine Suit

November 2000   IJ Harvests First-Round Victories in New York Wine Suit By Miranda Perry and Deborah Simpson Just as wineries around the country began preparing for the fall grape harvest, the Institute for Justice produced two opening-round victories in its challenge to New York’s protectionist wine-shipping laws. On September 5, Judge Richard Berman of…

IJ’s Micro-radio Case Appealed to High Court

November 2000   IJ’s Micro-radio Case Appealed to High Court By: Scott Bullock The U.S. Supreme Court is now considering whether to review the Institute for Justice’s petition for certiorari on behalf of micro-broadcaster Alan Freed. This is the first micro-radio case to reach the Supreme Court for consideration. The petition raises a vital question:…

IJ Clients Become Crusaders

IJ Clients Become Crusaders By Maureen Blum Every now and then, IJ clients become so consumed with the fight that they are transformed from brave clients into crusaders. They take the fight beyond the courtroom, beyond their own personal case, to seek freedom for others who are similarly trapped. IJ African hairbraiding client Taalib-Din Abdul…

IJ Prepared To Remove DOJ From Charter Schoolhouse Doors

November 2000   IJ Prepared To Remove DOJ From Charter Schoolhouse Doors By Matthew Berry “Sue now or forever hold your peace.” With that provocative challenge, the Institute for Justice laid down the gauntlet, announcing that a new, mostly black charter school will open in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, next fall unless the U.S. Justice…

Florida: The Kids Win a Big One

November 2000   Florida: The Kids Win a Big One By Clint Bolick Reversing an unprecedented decision by the trial court, the Florida First District Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the state constitution does not bar the use of public funds in private schools. The ruling was an important victory for Florida schoolchildren using…

“And the winner is . . . “

  November 2000   “And the winner is . . . ” Mellor Honored with “Thomas Roe Award” IJ President Chip Mellor was presented this year’s “Thomas Roe Award” from the State Policy Network (SPN) at its annual meeting, held in St. Louis in September. The meeting attracted nearly 140 participants representing free-market state think…

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