October 2007, Volume 16, Number 5

A Texas-Sized Battle For Economic Liberty

IJ attorneys Clark Neily and Lee McGrath, (left and right) join with our clients and supporters in Austin to launch IJ’s challenge to the state’s government-enforced veterinary cartel. By Lee McGrath The Institute for Justice is yet again chomping at the bit to sue a veterinary licensing board that needs its power bridled. One year…

IJ-WA Builds Victory on Victory

By Michael Bindas They say that from little bagels, mighty futons grow.  Okay, maybe they don’t say that, but they should.  In the Evergreen State, where acorns and oaks are scarce, IJ Washington Chapter’s (IJ-WA) year-old Blazing Bagels victory (in which we struck down a city’s ban on portable signs for all but politicians and…

Sports Illustrated Features IJ Case

By Chip Mellor Media coverage of IJ cases and events doesn’t just happen.  It comes from a carefully and consistently implemented approach applying proven techniques.  We personalize, humanize and dramatize every case to enable the media and the public to appreciate the importance of the principles we seek to vindicate in a particular case and…

Law Student Conference Trains & Inspires Liberty’s Advocates

Participants enjoyed a three-day crash course in public interest law “The IJ Way.”  Presentations from law professors Doug Kmiec of Pepperdine University and Todd Zywicki of George Mason University, Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute, attorney Robert Kry (a past IJ and U.S. Supreme Court clerk and law student conference alumnus), IJ attorneys, staff and…

IJ Clinic Helps Perfect Peace Find a Perfect Home

Denise and Julie never lost sight of their dream for a high-quality, inviting cafe in Auburn-Gresham.  To survive the delays financially, they began to cater.  To save money, they rented space in a commercial kitchen from 2 to 4 a.m.  Kathy Lee, a student working in the IJ Clinic, remembers one of her first meetings…

It doesn’t take an expert to tell you a government-imposed cartel is bad. Or does it?

Nearly alone among the states, Maryland demands that anyone who owns a funeral home be a fully licensed funeral director.  This is like saying you have to be a licensed pilot to own an airline. Besides the fact that the rest of the country seems to get along fine allowing “outside” ownership of funeral homes,…

IJ Publications Earn Top Honors

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals gives out the Hermes Creative Award, at the platinum and gold levels, for companies whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. Even among the 3,500 submissions to the Association, the Institute for Justice earned a number of…

Super Lawyers

Washington Law & Politics magazine named IJ Washington Chapter Executive Director William Maurer a “Super Lawyer,” based on a survey of more than 17,000 active lawyers across the state. Each year the publication announces the list, which comprises the top 5 percent of Washington attorneys in more than 60 practice areas. Bill recently argued two…

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