October 2010, Volume 19, Number 5

IJ Prunes Louisiana’s Floral Cartel

By Tim Keller Just months after four Louisiana florists teamed up with the Institute for Justice to file a constitutional challenge to the state’s arbitrary florist licensing scheme, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill uprooting the law’s subjective “demonstration exam,” thereby removing the largest obstacle to would-be florists trying to earn an honest living…

Free the Monks and Free Enterprise

You know that no one is safe from bureaucrats and industry cartels when the government starts going after monks.  But that’s what is happening in Louisiana, and so IJ has come to the rescue of Saint Joseph Abbey in our latest economic liberty case. Following an ancient tradition of self-reliance, Abbot Justin Brown and his…

Texas Vet Board Protects Cartel, Not Public

By Clark Neily IJ’s battle to protect the livelihoods of horse teeth floaters in Texas heated up in August when dozens of floaters and horse owners turned out for a rally and a public hearing in Austin. “Floating” is the term for filing horses’ teeth to ensure proper length and alignment. Unlike most animals, horses’…

Arizona Tax Credit Program Is Changing Lives—One Scholarship at a Time

By Andrea Weck-Robertson When I heard that the U.S. Supreme Court was going to decide a legal challenge to Arizona’s Individual Scholarship Tax Credit Program, I was immediately concerned because my daughter, Lexie, relies on a tax-credit-funded scholarship to attend a private school. I was relieved, however, when I learned that IJ is defending the…

IJ Appeals Arizona “Clean Elections” Case To U.S. Supreme Court

By Paul Sherman At the Institute for Justice, every one of our cases is an uphill fight, often against overwhelming odds and decades of bad legal precedent. As a result, we have learned a little something about perseverance. But few cases in IJ’s history have tested our resolve as much as our challenge to Arizona’s…

Learning About Natural Rights and Limited Government At IJ’s 19th Annual Law Student Conference

The Institute for Justice held its 19th annual Law Student Conference in July at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Thirty-six law students, including IJ summer law clerks, attended this year’s conference representing 23 schools. Joining them were IJ’s summer undergraduate interns and new Institute for Justice staff. Attendees were given a weekend-long crash course…

IJ in Top 1% Of U.S. Charities

Your support of the Institute for Justice continues to be a sound investment in liberty. This past August—for the ninth consecutive year—IJ earned an “exceptional” designation and the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for “its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances.” Only one percent of the 5,500 charities rated have received nine…

IJ and D.C. Tour Guides Take on Licensing Law

By Robert McNamara The Institute for Justice’s litigation against unconstitutional speech-licensing laws rolled forward on September 16 when we filed a federal lawsuit against Washington, D.C., which, makes it a crime to describe things without a license. As regular Liberty & Law readers know, IJ has long fought against so-called speech licensing: laws that violate…

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