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  • August 5, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. ­ Responding to a groundswell of support from commuter van riders, the general public and the media, the New York City Council today authorized the first commuter van line in Brooklyn. Vincent Cummins’ Brooklyn Van line received authority to operate 20 vans to transport riders throughout the borough. Cummins prevailed after having his…

  • July 30, 1997    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C. ­ On July 31, 1997, the Institute for Justice will file a lawsuit that marks a milestone in its efforts to promote parental choice in education. In Bagley v. Town of Raymond, the Institute challenges the exclusion of religious schools from Maine’s school choice program. The case could set an important precedent for…

  • July 30, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. ­The latest battle over free speech in print media and on the Internet was launched today when a group of small newsletter publishers, software developers, and Internet users took on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s campaign to license speech. “In America, you do not need permission from the government before offering your opinions,…

  • July 24, 1997    |   Educational Choice

    OHIO SUPREME COURT GRANTS STAY;

    SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAM TO PROCEED

    Washington, D.C. ­ The Ohio Supreme Court today issued a stay of a lower court ruling, thereby allowing the Cleveland school choice program to continue for the coming school year. “This ruling means everything to 2,000 economically disadvantaged children who were in jeopardy of losing their only hope for a decent education,” said Clint Bolick,…

  • July 14, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. ­Granting van drivers a New York City Council-approved license to provide “dollar van” service in New York’s outer boroughs will still not allowed them to compete with the city-run bus monopoly. Restrictions on vans barring them from driving along streets where public buses operate, and from picking up passengers who hail them, will…

  • July 14, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. ­Granting van drivers a New York City Council-approved license to provide “dollar van” service in New York’s outer boroughs will still not allowed them to compete with the city-run bus monopoly. Restrictions on vans barring them from driving along streets where public buses operate, and from picking up passengers who hail them, will…

  • July 1, 1997    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C. ­The Institute for Justice announced today that it will appeal the adverse school choice ruling issued by the Rutland Superior Court on Friday, June 27. At issue in this case is whether or not the Chittenden Town School District could pay the tuition of any high school student whose parents choose to send…

  • June 25, 1997    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C.-School choice works. That is the finding of a Harvard study released yesterday that examines the test results from participants in the Cleveland School Choice Program. Last year, the researchers found similar gains made by low-income students who participate in Milwaukee’s school choice program. The report demonstrates that standardized test scores reported by the…

  • May 5, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. ­Federal district court Judge Rudi M. Brewster last Friday (May 2) denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed in San Diego by African hairbraiders challenging occupational licensing require-ments imposed by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. “This decision marks an important triumph for the right to earn an honest living,” declared…

  • May 5, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. ­Federal district court Judge Rudi M. Brewster last Friday (May 2) denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed in San Diego by African hairbraiders challenging occupational licensing require-ments imposed by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. “This decision marks an important triumph for the right to earn an honest living,” declared…

  • May 2, 1997    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C. ­Yesterday’s Ohio court decision striking down the Cleveland school choice program is only the latest skirmish over the most promising education reform in America. Far from being over-as the education lobby would have people believe-the momentum is building for school choice. Here are the facts: Headed to the U.S. Supreme Court: Choice supporters…

  • May 1, 1997    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C. ­The Ohio Court of Appeals struck down the Cleveland Pilot Project Scholarship Program in a decision today, overturning a lower court ruling affirming the program. Under the program, nearly 2,000 scholarships were awarded to low-income youngsters to attend private schools using state funds. “We will immediately appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court,” announced…

  • February 7, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C.-The government-imposed monopoly enjoyed by New York City’s public buses may well be coming to the end of the line. On Tuesday, February 11, 1997, the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice will file suit against the City and State of New York on behalf of commuter van drivers from Brooklyn and Queens, New York.…

  • January 15, 1997    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C. – Parents for School Choice, the Milwaukee organization that is defending the constitutionality of the expanded Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, announced it promptly will appeal the ruling today by Dane County Circuit Court Judge Paul Higginbotham striking down the expansion. The Institute for Justice, the Washington-based public interest group that represents the parents,…

  • November 7, 1996    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. ­In a court settlement announced today, the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (DPRS) will now be under the watchful eye of the Institute for Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based public interest law firm. The settlement will ensure the State no longer engages in racematching in adoptions-a practice whereby social workers delayed or…

  • July 31, 1996    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C. ­In a major triumph for school choice, Ohio state court judge Lisa Sadler upheld the constitutionality of the Cleveland scholarship program, opening the way for nearly 2,000 youngsters to attend private and religious schools this fall with public funds. “This decision is a huge victory for school choice and a major breakthrough for…

  • July 30, 1996    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. –In a city where 10 percent of the population is on public assistance, the right to earn an honest living receives less legal protection than the supposed “right” to receive welfare. As a result of licensing and credentialing requirements as well as the protection of public monopolies, New York City is stifling opportunity…

  • February 5, 1996    |   Private Property

    Washington, D.C. –The murky yet vital issues surrounding the private property rights of owners of “public waters wetlands” in Minnesota were resolved today by Anoka County District Judge Edward W. Bearse in a case filed by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice on behalf of John and Josephine Bronczyk. “Courts should always take seriously issues…

  • January 10, 1996    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C. –Those who would keep parents from exercising school choice in their children’s education are at it again. The Ohio Federation of Teachers went to court today to secure an injunction against the nation’s second school choice program, which is due to commence this fall in Cleveland. The program provides, among other features, vouchers…

  • December 21, 1995    |   Private Property

    Washington, D.C. –This past October, an official of the Village of Park Forest (a suburb of Chicago) and a police officer unexpectedly arrived at the door of Ken Black holding a search warrant and demanding entry. That same month, Debra Taylor arrived home from work to discover a notice on her door announcing that the…


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