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IJ Receives Highest Rating 17 Years Straight

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IJ By the Numbers

4 Litigation Pillars

  • Economic Liberty
  • Property Rights
  • Educational Choice
  • Free Speech


  • 80% from individuals
  • 20% from foundations

IJ litigated 7 U.S. Supreme Court cases since 2002, including 6 victories

IJ is currently litigating 60 cases in 29 states and Washington, D.C.

7 offices

120 employees, including 49 attorneys



1,500 Partners giving $1,000 or more each year

Over 8,200 individual donors

= 25 donors

$25 million budget in FY19

FY18 Budget Breakdown

81%: Programs
11%: Administration
8%: Development

132 legislative reforms secured

55 national awards for communications


Success Rate

Through litigation and legislation

IJ strategic research cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and in 247 articles in scholarly, law, and policy publications.

72 eminent domain projects and blight designations defeated by IJ activism.

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