September 2000, Volume 9, Number 4

IJ Victory Puts A Nail In State-Imposed Casket Monopoly

September 2000 IJ Victory Puts A Nail In State-Imposed Casket Monopoly By Chip Mellor In a resounding victory for economic liberty that will bolster entrepreneurs nationwide, a federal court ruled that four IJ clients may once again sell discounted caskets to Tennessee consumers without having to secure a state-issued funeral director’s license. Until the Institute…

Summer is the Time for Training

September 2000 Summer is the Time for Training IJ teaches students in the classroom and in the world of public interest law 2000 Law Student Conference participants listen intently as Chip Mellor, the Institute’s president, explains how public interest litigation has shaped law in the twentieth century. By Maureen Blum The Institute for Justice held…

Paralegal Extraordinaire

September 2000 Paralegal Extraordinaire Juggling the caseloads of 9 attorneys keeps Gretchen Embrey’s hands full By Chip Mellor Six heavy, document-filled boxes sat imposingly behind us as we began our trial in Chattanooga to break open the funeral industry’s monopoly on selling caskets. Facing an array of expert and lay witnesses, we had to be…

Taking Public Interest Law to New Heights

Taking Public Interest Law to New Heights IJ Posts Billboards Across Pittsburgh In Eminent Domain Fight By Scott Bullock The day of reckoning for property rights in Pittsburgh looms ominously. Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy appears poised to introduce to the City Council his plan to raze and revamp about one-fifth of downtown Pittsburgh to his…

School Choice Parents Know How Much is at Stake

September 2000 School Choice Parents Know How Much is at Stake IJ Helps Parents Fight Teachers’ Unions By Matthew Berry For many parents, summer is a time for going on vacation, holding barbecues, and sending children to camp. But for parents with children in school choice programs, summer is too often also the time for…

Keppler’s New Challenge

September 2000 Keppler’s New Challenge By John K. Keppler One of the greatest pleasures we have in acquainting people with the Institute for Justice is the opportunity to introduce the players on our team who make IJ not only their profession, but also their passion. Chip, Clint, and the Board of Directors have always been…

IJ Summer Clerks 2000

September 2000 IJ Summer Clerks 2000 Our year 2000 summer clerks and interns provided excellent legal research and writing for IJ. They are (from left to right) Chris Atkins, Chris Edgar, David Elger, Larry Salzman, Michael Piazza, Lane McFadden, Arthur Mark, Matt Micheli, Jaime Huff, Matt Branson, Tim Sandefur, and Emil Kleinhaus. Not pictured are…

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