Claire Purple



Grove City College, B.A. in Political Science, 2014

As one of IJ’s paralegals in the headquarters office, Claire prepares and files legal documents in courts across the country. She also manages the Institute’s print research materials.

Before joining IJ in July 2014, Claire graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania with a degree in political science where she also edited the campus newspaper, The Collegian. She lives with her husband and son in Old Town Alexandria.

Claire's Cases

4th Amendment Project | Other Property Rights Abuses | Private Property

Landowners sue to stop warrantless searches

Tennessee Wildlife officials were caught putting cameras on Terry Rainwaters’ property, ignoring his “No Trespassing” signs. Terry and another rural Tennessee property owner are joining forces with IJ to fight back against the “open fields…

Cosmetology | Economic Liberty | Fresh Start | Occupational Licensing

Law Denies Women Right to Work Because of Irrelevant Criminal Convictions

A Pennsylvania law prevented Amanda and Courtney from earning an honest living because of unrelated criminal records. After IJ stepped in to defend their rights, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled this law was unconstitutional.

Commercial Speech | First Amendment | Sign Codes

Video game store sues to protect its inflatable Mario sign

The town of Orange Park, Florida banned Scott Fisher from putting an inflatable blow-up of the video game character Mario in front of his video game store. IJ and Scott challenged the town’s law that…

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