IJ Defends Homes and Businesses from Government Land Grabs

Based on the centuries-old honored principle that “a man’s home is his castle,” the Institute for Justice seeks to restore strict limits for when the government can use eminent domain.

Legally, eminent domain projects allow the government to take land only for a “public use,” such as a post office or road. But when the government tries to take your property for use by a private person or an organization that is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

The Institute for Justice is helping families and business owners defend the property that is rightfully theirs.

The Institute for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm that is helping families and business owners defend the property that is rightfully theirs. Our mission is to end widespread abuses of government power and secure the constitutional rights that allow all Americans to pursue their dreams.

Join our fight against eminent domain abuse and other violations of government power today!

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The Institute for Justice protects the constitutional rights of all Americans. IJ defends ordinary people who want to earn an honest living, own and enjoy their property, speak freely, and give their children a good education but find that the government is standing in their way-and we win nearly 75% of our cases.



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IJ has litigated 11 U.S. Supreme Court cases since 2002, including 9 victories.

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