October 2006, Volume 15, Number 5

Victory for Ohio Homeowners

October 2006 How IJ Won Unanimous Ohio Supreme Court Decision In Eminent Domain Abuse Case By Chip Mellor Resilience is a quality that’s easy to describe, but difficult to show. Resilience is one characteristic that defines the team of attorneys and support staff we’ve assembled here at the Institute for Justice. Merely one year after…

An Economic Liberty Lawsuit with Teeth

October 2006 IJ Minnesota Chapter client Chris Johnson (right), shown with his father Jim Johnson, is subject to fines and even jail time for practicing his craft. By Lee McGrath Does a Minnesotan who files horse teeth for a living have much in common with a New York jitney van driver, a Tennessee casket seller…

B&B Victory

October 2006 The victory for Institute for Justice clients Blayne and Julie McAferty keeps them secure in their business and free from unnecessary government interference. B&B Victory By Michael Bindas After a year and a half of fighting to vindicate their right to earn an honest living, Institute for Justice clients Blayne and Julie McAferty…

Arizona Hairbraiders Declare Independence From State Cosmetology Regime

Arizona Hairbraiders Declare Independence From State Cosmetology Regime By Tim Keller Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter Executive Director Tim Keller and IJ client Essence Farmer celebrate the opening of her shop. Farmer is also joined by family and friends at the grand opening of Rare Essence Studio. On a hot Arizona night this past July,…

15 Years of Training Students in the IJ Way

October 2006 15 Years of Training Students in the IJ Way By Shaka Mitchell IJ President and General Counsel Chip Mellor explains IJ’s public interest litigation tactics and strategies. This July marked the 15th year of the Institute for Justice’s annual Law Student Conference. The three-day symposium provides highly motivated law students from around the…

Blight? Same Story Different Town

October 2006 Blight?Same Story Different Town By Jeff Rowes IJ client and Long Branch resident Lori Vendetti with Chip Mellor, Scott Bullock and Jeff Rowes announce that IJ has joined the homeowners to appeal the City’s bogus blight designation. Scott Bullock (below) states, “Here, the government is taking poorer folks’ homes to build homes for…

IJ Appeals Maine School Choice Case To U.S. Supreme Court

October 2006 IJ Appeals Maine School Choice Case To U.S. Supreme Court Some towns in Maine are too small to have their own public schools. Instead, such “tuitioning” towns pay tuition for parents to send their children to any public or private school they choose—except religious schools, which are banned from the program by State…

IJ and the Fight for Our Home

October 2006 IJ and the Fight for Our Home By Joy E. Gamble More than four years ago, my husband, Carl, and I sold our small grocery store and looked forward to settling into retirement in our home of 35 years. But soon after doing so, our ordinary, working-class but well-kept neighborhood was targeted for…

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