October 2003, Volume 12, Number 5

Getting Milked: IJ Challenges Compelled Speech in “got milk?” Ad Campaign

You’ve probably seen the ads on TV or in magazines. Usually they feature someone with a mouth full of cookies or chocolate cake who suddenly realizes they are out of milk, followed by the catchy slogan “got milk?” What you may not know is that dairy farmers are forced to pay for these and other…

Wine Litigation is Supreme Court Bound

October 2003 Wine Litigation is Supreme Court Bound By Clint Bolick As we await a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in our challenge to New York’s ban on direct interstate shipment of wine to consumers, it appears increasingly likely that the issue is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.…

IJ Helps End Utah’s Prosecution for Profit

October 2003 IJ Helps End Utah’s Prosecution for Profit By Scott Bullock It is refreshing to have a case that gets resolved both quickly and favorably. We are happy to report that our challenge to Utah’s civil forfeiture abuse, mentioned in our last newsletter, has already been resolved and that the citizens of Utah won.…

Training Advocates for Liberty

October 2003 Training Advocates for Liberty The Institute for Justice’s success comes from pursuing a unique approach to public interest law. Our approach involves cutting-edge litigation with innovative media relations and community organizing. It enables us to overcome enormous odds and win cases many deem hopeless. Surprisingly, little of our approach is ever taught in…

A Summer Well Spent

October 2003 A Summer Well Spent By Rick Elgendy This summer, I was proud to be among the many students the Institute for Justice trained to become the next generation of civil liberties activists. Each year, IJ’s “merry band of libertarian litigators” goes to great lengths to train students from across the nation on how…

Blowing a Hole in the First Amendment

October 2003 Blowing a Hole in the First Amendment By William R. Maurer The City of Redmond, Wash., does not like portable signs. Branding them “aesthetically unappealing,” the City has banned certain types of signs even though they truthfully promote legal products. Signs advertising real estate or politicians are not, apparently, “aesthetically unappealing” from the…

Earn Money for IJ When You Shop Online

October 2003 Earn Money for IJ When You Shop Online Would you like to help IJ in a big way? Buy something for yourself. Better yet, buy a lot of somethings for yourself. But before you do, sign up here. That way, up to 26 percent of the value of your purchases can come back…

B. Kenneth Simon

October 2003 B. Kenneth Simon (1923–2003) A Great Man From the Greatest Generation By Chip Mellor The men and women who came of age during the Depression and World War II have been called “the greatest generation.” Their sense of honor and patriotism combined with humility, sacrifice and perseverance to see America through its toughest…

Citizens Fight Eminent Domain Abuse

October 2003 Citizens Fight Eminent Domain Abuse—AND WIN! By Rob Wiles For years, fighting eminent domain abuse has been a very difficult battle. In the recently published IJ/Castle Coalition study Public Power, Private Gain, Dana Berliner documented more than 10,000 instances where ordinary citizens faced the prospect of losing their homes and businesses through eminent…

Fresh Causes for Excitement at the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship

October 2003 Fresh Causes for Excitement at the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship By Joseph Holt This autumn brings both beautiful new colors in the foliage and fresh causes for excitement about our work in the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School. This promise of growing success in our continued work…

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