The Institute for Justice has won seven U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Collectively, these cases span all our litigation areas. Our victories have vindicated the right to earn an honest living, expanded educational opportunity for millions of children, defended free speech, and strengthened the Constitution’s protection of Americans’ property.
We argued our most recent case, Brownback v. King, on November 9, 2020. A victory will prevent the government from creating a loophole for federal officials to escape accountability when they violate someone’s constitutional rights.
IJ’s only Supreme Court loss was Kelo v. New London, where the Court ruled the government could use eminent domain to take property for private development. It was one of the most controversial decisions of the decade, and IJ harnessed the resulting backlash to win in the court of public opinion, leading to reforms and court decisions in 47 states that better protect property rights.
You can learn more about each of IJ’s Supreme Court cases below.