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  • June 10, 1998    |   Educational Choice

      The 4-2 ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court upholding the expanded Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is a total, unconditional victory for school choice. Here are the important features of Justice Donald Steinmetz’s exceedingly thorough and well-reasoned 68-page decision: 1. The First Amendment issue was carefully considered. The opinion tracks recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions…

  • June 10, 1998    |   Educational Choice

    VOUCHER VICTORY!

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds School Vouchers, Victory for Parents, Institute for Justice

    Washington, D.C. ­In the most important ruling ever on school choice, the Wisconsin Supreme Court this morning upheld the nation’s first school choice program against legal challenge. “A bright new day just dawned for youngsters from low-income families,” declared Clint Bolick, the Institute for Justice’s litigation director, which represented Milwaukee families defending the program. “The…

  • May 13, 1998    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C.­ In the face of the strike by New York City taxicabs, which stranded large segments of the riding public, the Giuliani Administration has called upon commuter vans to fill the void. Commuter vans from Queens and Brooklyn are mobilizing to serve the airports and other key transportation sites, making sure that New Yorkers…

  • May 13, 1998    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C.­ In the face of the strike by New York City taxicabs, which stranded large segments of the riding public, the Giuliani Administration has called upon commuter vans to fill the void. Commuter vans from Queens and Brooklyn are mobilizing to serve the airports and other key transportation sites, making sure that New Yorkers…

  • May 1, 1998    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C.­On Monday, May 4, 1998, independent limousine drivers in Las Vegas will file suit to break up that city’s government-imposed limousine monopoly. Following the filing of their lawsuit and a related court hearing, the drivers will caravan down The Strip in a “freedom ride” calling for an opening of the market. Last October, the…

  • April 23, 1998    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C. ­Today, the Maine Cumberland County Superior Court ruled against parents who challenged the exclusion of religious schools from Maine’s tutitioning program. “This case is fundamentally about discrimination against religion,” said Richard Komer, senior litigator of the Institute for Justice, which represents the families in this case. “The only choice denied to parents is…

  • April 23, 1998    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C.-On April 23, 1998, Judge Ricardo Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) attempt to dismiss a First Amendment lawsuit brought by commodity newsletter publishers, software developers, Internet providers and their subscribers. “Today, the free speech rights of publishers took a big step…

  • April 16, 1998    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C.­The Institute for Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based public interest law firm that is the nation’s leading legal defender of school choice, announced that it will defend the Southeast Delaware County Pennsylvania’s school choice program that is being challenged in court today by a state teachers union. “The teachers union’s lawsuit has no merit,” declared…

  • March 11, 1998    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C.-A battle over free speech in print, computer software and over the Internet will get its first court hearing on Thursday, March 12, 1998, in federal court in Washington, D.C. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal agency charged with regulating the commodity markets in the U.S., has sought to require anyone who…

  • March 4, 1998    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C.­Las Vegas limousine operators increasingly find themselves behind bars or in front of a judge rather than behind the wheel as a Nevada state agency cracks down on the operator’s right to earn an honest living. But a Washington, D.C.-based public interest law firm is looking to change that. In October 1997, Nevada’s legislature…

  • February 27, 1998    |   Private Property

    Washington, D.C.­In a decision with far-reaching implications for housing inspection programs in Chicago and throughout the country, a federal district court judge struck down major portions of the Illinois Village of Park Forest’s housing inspection law that allowed warrantless “safety” searches of single-family rental homes. “Most people think of their home as a castle, and…

  • February 3, 1998    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C.-In a settlement released today by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice, the State of Tennessee settled a long-standing lawsuit on the issue of interracial adoption agreeing to strictly limit the use of race in most adoption placements in the state while discontinuing altogether the practice of “race matching” when it comes to the…

  • October 29, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. ­The New York City Council today ignored the urgent pleas of commuter van drivers and their 40,000-plus daily passengers when it imposed a one-year moratorium on the issuance of any new so-called “dollar” van licenses in the city. Overriding a veto by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the City Council voted 35 to 9-one vote…

  • October 6, 1997    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C.—Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan and a group of taxpayers and economically disadvantaged families today filed a motion to intervene to defend the state’s Education Tax Credit Program, which, starting next year, will provide $500 state income tax credits for contributions to private school scholarship programs and $200 for contributions to…

  • October 1, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. ­ Across Ohio, hundreds of African Americans may soon be required to license and register their hands with the state or go to jail. No, they’re not martial arts experts. They are African hairbraiders. The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology claims that African-style hairbraiders are “cosmetologists” and as cosmetologists, they must spend 1,500…

  • September 29, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. ­The New York City Council today ignored the urgent pleas of commuter van drivers and their 40,000-plus daily passengers when it imposed a one-year moratorium on the issuance of any new so-called “dollar” van licenses in the city. Overriding a veto by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the City Council voted 35 to 9-one vote…

  • September 29, 1997    |   Educational Choice

    Washington, D.C. ­ In response to the Arizona Education Association’s lawsuit, filed today to quash the state’s school tuition tax-credit program, the Institute for Justice announced that it will intervene on behalf of parents, children and taxpayers to preserve the program. The much-needed education reform measure, passed earlier this year and effective January 1, 1998,…

  • September 25, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington, D.C. –In the post-welfare reform world where cities like San Diego are more responsible for moving the poor off welfare and into jobs, a new study released today examines entrepreneurial roadblocks San Diego places in front of entry-level entrepreneurs. Although San Diego’s business climate is more hospitable than many other cities, licensing and credentialing…

  • 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…

  • 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…


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