fbpx

Press Releases

  • 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…

  • May 8, 1995    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. — In an order released today, federal Judge William B. Bryant denied the government’s motion to dismiss a constitutional challenge to the Davis-Bacon Act, filed by the Institute for Justice on behalf of minority contractors and public housing tenant groups on the ground that the law is racially discriminatory. “This ruling is a…

  • April 13, 1995    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. —Two-year-old Matthew O., and his six-year-old brother, Joseph, are among the estimated 500,000 children in foster care nationwide. They remain in foster care despite the fact that there is a loving couple who would adopt them today. What is preventing their adoption? Matthew and Joseph are African-American and the adoptive parents who want…

  • January 26, 1995    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. —The Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice today announced two victories for economic liberty, the right to earn an honest living free from excessive government regulation. The first victory came in Denver with the end of the city’s 50-year-old taxi monopoly that granted licenses to three companies and excluded all others. As a result…

  • January 26, 1995    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. —The Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice today announced two victories for economic liberty, the right to earn an honest living free from excessive government regulation. The first victory came in Denver with the end of the city’s 50-year-old taxi monopoly that granted licenses to three companies and excluded all others. As a result…

  • December 19, 1994    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C.—Only in the bizarre world of government wetlands regulation could a mere mortal walk on water. On Monday, December 19, 1994, the Institute for Justice filed a lawsuit on behalf of John and Josephine Bronczyk (pronounced bronze-ik.) The brother and sister from Anoka County, Minnesota, perhaps best-known as the home of radio storyteller Garrison…

  • February 8, 1994    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. — Overcoming fierce opposition from organized labor, the trucking industry and many of Colorado’s most high-powered lobbyists, the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice successfully spearheaded the February 2 committee passage of legislation that would replace Colorado’s taxi system of regulated monopoly with a system of regulated competition. Senate Bill 113, which the Colorado…

  • February 5, 1994    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. — Overcoming fierce opposition from organized labor, the trucking industry and many of Colorado’s most high-powered lobbyists, the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice successfully spearheaded the February 2 committee passage of legislation that would replace Colorado’s taxi system of regulated monopoly with a system of regulated competition. Senate Bill 113, which the Colorado…

  • November 9, 1993    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. — Today, a group of Davids took on the Goliath of labor union protectionism: the Davis-Bacon Act. Representing small, minority-owned contracting firms and public housing tenants, the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice filed a lawsuit challenging the Davis-Bacon Act on race discrimina-grounds. The lawsuit, which named Labor Secretary Robert Reich as defendant and…

  • January 28, 1993    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C.—In a case that could have national impact, the Institute for Justice filed on January 28, 1993, a lawsuit on behalf of four entrepreneurs challenging the constitutionality of the Denver taxicab monopoly. This lawsuit is part of a comprehensive effort by the Institute for Justice to restore judicial protection for “economic liberty” — the…

  • January 28, 1993    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C.—In a case that could have national impact, the Institute for Justice filed on January 28, 1993, a lawsuit on behalf of four entrepreneurs challenging the constitutionality of the Denver taxicab monopoly. This lawsuit is part of a comprehensive effort by the Institute for Justice to restore judicial protection for “economic liberty” — the…

  • June 9, 1992    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C.–Two lawsuits with potential to dramatically alter the course of U.S. public school education will be filed this week, as part of a national litigation strategy to place failing inner-city public school systems on trial and to expand school choice for low-income youngsters. The lawsuits will be filed by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for…

  • June 9, 1992    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C.–Two lawsuits with potential to dramatically alter the course of U.S. public school education will be filed this week, as part of a national litigation strategy to place failing inner-city public school systems on trial and to expand school choice for low-income youngsters. The lawsuits will be filed by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for…


Media Team

JOIN THE FIGHT!   Sign up for newsletters:

JOIN THE FIGHT!