October 2015, Volume 24, Issue 5

IJ’s School Choice Win in North Carolina

By Dick Komer IJ has spent the last year and a half doing battle in North Carolina, defending the state’s school choice program from two different lawsuits. But on July 23, it was worth the blood, sweat and tears when the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program is constitutional, reversing a…

IJ Donors Come Together To Leverage Liberty

By Rebecca Dunn One thing my husband, Bill, and I have come to understand about IJ is that when it faces a challenge, it rises to the occasion and exceeds expectations. IJ’s work over the past year to engage hundreds of IJ donors to meet the $10 million Bill and Rebecca Dunn Liberty Defense Fund…

The Signs Point to Victory for Central Radio

By Robert Frommer For almost 25 years IJ has defended the right of individuals to express themselves by displaying signs. We bring these cases both to protect our clients’ free-speech rights and to push for wholesale legal change. Now, after years of work, a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has fully adopted IJ’s…

Achieving the Unachievable for Charlie Birnbaum

By John E. Kramer When a judge issues a ruling, he or she is basically saying, “My mind is made up. Here is my decision, and it is final.” Rarely—very rarely—do judges change their minds once opinions are issued. Indeed, in IJ’s nearly 25-year history, and out of hundreds of cases we have litigated, we…

Support IJ with Just One Click

If you shop on Amazon, you can support the Institute for Justice with every purchase! AmazonSmile offers the same products as the main website, but you also get the satisfaction of knowing you are defending freedom. Simply visit smile.amazon.com, log in to your account and select IJ as your charity. Then, every time you shop,…

Thank You, IJ, For Being in Our Corner

By Clemente Casillas A bruising boxing bout can go 12 three-minute rounds. That is nothing compared to the eight years we spent taking on National City, California, in the fight of our lives to save our nonprofit boxing gym and tutoring center for at-risk children. If it were not for the Institute for Justice, we…

High Noon for Nevada School Choice: IJ Defends Program from Attacks

By Keith Diggs The legal gunslingers of IJ are getting ready for a school choice showdown in the Wild West. The last issue of Liberty & Law briefly mentioned that Nevada had enacted the nation’s first nearly universal educational savings account program, also known as an “ESA.” And now IJ will defend the program in…

Successfully Navigating Chicago’s Bureaucracy

By Beth Kregor Being an entrepreneur rarely goes according to plan. Just ask IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship client Amanda Scotese. Her business, Chicago Detours, just celebrated its fifth anniversary. Chicago Detours is a creative and fun tour-guide business that teaches guests about the history, creativity, political maneuvering and hard work of the people who built…

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