October 2005, Volume 14, Number 5

IJ-WA Defends Free Speech In Washington State

October 2005 IJ-WA Defends Free Speech In Washington State By Charity Osborn The dire warnings of campaign finance reform opponents are now coming true. Here in Washington state, talk radio hosts may be pressured into silence on important public issues because their speech is objectionable to the political establishment. To make matters worse, the pressure…

Castle Coalition Continues the Grassroots Battle Against Eminent Domain Abuse

October 2005 Castle Coalition Continues the Grassroots Battle Against Eminent Domain Abuse By Steven Anderson Castle Coalition members and Ardmore residents and business owners, from left, Dr. Eni Foo, Betty Foo, Sharon Eckstein and Scott Mahan testify before Pennsylvania House Committee. In true Institute for Justice fashion, within one week of the U.S. Supreme Court’s…

Taking Individual Liberty Coast to Coast

October 2005 Taking Individual Liberty Coast to Coast After a whirlwind of speaking engagements on school choice, property rights and economic liberty during the 2004-05 school year, Institute for Justice attorneys are off to the races again as law schools come back into session. Excitement is growing over IJ’s Hands Off My Home project that…

No Easy Answers Allowed

By Emily Schleicher Emily Schleicher spent her past two summers fighting for freedom as an IJ law clerk. Over the past two summers, I have had the good fortune to be counted among the dozen or so law students the Institute for Justice annually invites to work as summer clerks in the Washington, D.C. office.…

Beth Milnikel

October 2005 Beth Milnikel: The Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur IJ Clinic Director Beth Milnikel and Clinic student Shawna Doran meet with client Alex Morales. By Chip Mellor Beth Milnikel, the director of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School, is the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. Each day, Beth oversees the operation of…

Bright History, Brighter Future

October 2005 By David Kennedy What difference has the Institute for Justice made in the fight for freedom over its first 14 years? IJ set the first federal appeals court precedent striking down economic regulation since the New Deal. Think about that for a moment; for the first time since that second Roosevelt took the…

Changing the World One Student at a Time

October 2005 Changing the World One Student at a Time Boasting a new venue and a new agenda, the Institute for Justice’s 14th Annual Law Student Conference inspired and trained 40 new public interest law advocates for freedom. Held at the Georgetown University Law Center in downtown D.C., the conference featured constitutional law scholars Randy…

IJ 2005 Summer Clerks

October 2005 IJ 2005 Summer Clerks Our 2005 summer clerks and interns provided excellent legal research for IJ. They are from left to right, Elizabeth Kruel-Star, William Baude, Jennifer Wright, Emily Schleicher, Daniel Blau, Laura Anne Dykes, James Thompson, Kathy E.D. Hunt, Emily Meyer, Kathleen Holtz, Erin B.D. Smith, Robert Stetson and Marc Allon.

Farewell Andrew Archie

October 2005 IJ Senior Attorney Scott Bullock shares a moment with IJ client Andrew Archie at a party celebrating their victory over eminent domain abuse in Mississippi. Farewell Andrew Archie Andrew Archie, the gentle but determined patriarch of the Archie family we represented in our Mississippi eminent domain case, passed away on July 19, 2005,…

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