September 2001, Volume 10, Number 5

Introducing IJ’s First State Chapter

September 2001 Introducing IJ’s First By Chip Mellor and Clint Bolick Current media and political focus on federal judge selection obscures a profound reality.  When it comes to rights and responsibilities affecting the daily lives of all Americans, it is not just federal courts but also state courts that wield enormous power.  With regard to…

Tasty Delite Perseveres for a Taste of Economic Liberty

September 2001 Darryl Brown (left), CEO and president of Tasty Delite, and Michael Davis, senior VP, have come a long way since the first day Darryl walked into the IJ Clinic. “Being successful in business doesn’t happen overnight, but there is one thing I do know, we won’t give up the fight.” —Darryl Brown By…

Best Is Yet To Come At the IJ Clinic

September 2001 Best Is Yet To Come At the IJ Clinic On September 24, the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School will open its doors for its fourth academic year.  This past year was extremely successful and productive, and IJ Clinic Director Patricia Lee and Assistant Director John…

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Advocates

September 2001 Cultivating Tomorrow’s Advocates IJ teaches students about the world of public interest law By Kate McFarland “It has educated me as to where the Constitution protects personal liberty and has inspired me to contribute to the cause,” wrote Matt Pate, a recent graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.  Pate is…

IJ’s 2001 Summer Clerks & Interns

Our year 2001 summer clerks and interns provided excellent legal research for IJ. They are from Left to Right, Ed Martin–St. Louis, Thomas Quirk–U of New Mexico, Mona Jain–Oglethorpe, Laurie Barber–Yale, Bill Korner–Ohio State, Ashlie Warnick–Michigan, Mountain Krauss–Virginia, Erin Adrian–Stanford, Jennifer Rhodes–Chicago, David Nasar–NYU, Tammi Kannar–Texas, Tim Hayes–MSU and Sasha Volokh–Harvard.

School Choice: The State Constitutional Challenge

September 2001 School Choice: The State Constitutional Challenge By Richard Komer With the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court taking the Cleveland school choice case (Simmons-Harris v. Zelman) and favorably resolving the federal Establishment Clause challenge to school choice, school choice advocates need to pay attention to potential state constitutional impediments to school choice.  School…

Nebraska Activist Leads Local Fight Against Eminent Domain Abuse

Nebraska attorney, property rights activist and member of the Institute for Justice’s Human Action Network, Barbara Morley is a force to be reckoned with. Starting more than a decade ago fighting eminent domain abuse to save her own property, Barbara has advocated legislative changes in the Nebraska state legislature, testified at numerous local community zoning…

Sending in the IJ Calvalry

September 2001 By John E. Kramer The other night at the ballpark while listening to the trumpet call and the crowd’s responding shout of “Charge!”, my wife turned to me and said, “I love the idea of the cavalry.  It’s a beautiful image . . . troops riding in at the last minute to save…

Donor’s Insight:

Forget about labels like liberal or conservative or libertarian.  They are too abstract to have meaning.  The United States is regarded as the land of opportunity, and IJ is in the business of trying to make that true for everyone. There is a great and growing disparity between those with incomes in the top 20…

Changes in Latitudes

September 2001 Changes in Latitudes Clint Bolick (left), vice president and director of state chapter development, and Brian Montgomery, director of accounting and administration, supervise the new office construction in Phoenix. Because IJ’s state chapters are a vital phase in the Institute for Justice’s expansion, IJ has selected Clint Bolick to be director of state…

Look What’s Happening @ www.IJ.org

September 2001 Look What’s Happening @ www.IJ.org By Don Wilson We’ve been improving the IJ website with new additions and more to come. Starting with our client videos, you can now listen to IJ client Vera Coking describe her fight with a New Jersey state agency that tried to take her property and put her…

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