IJ Briefs Lawmakers on Civil Forfeiture

IJ Briefs Lawmakers on Civil Forfeiture
July 24, 2013
Property Rights
Last week, the Institute for Justice held a legislative briefing on Capitol Hill to inform Congress about civil forfeiture, a legal proceeding where people can...more

Americans Want to Legalize Short-Term Rentals

Americans Want to Legalize Short-Term Rentals
July 17, 2013
Property Rights
 A new poll by the Short Term Rental Advocacy Center found that 84 percent of Americans believe “families should be free to occasionally rent out their own...more

New Developments in the saga of the Atlanta street vendors - court asked to grant immediate action.

New Developments in the saga of the Atlanta street vendors - court asked to grant immediate action.
July 15, 2013
Economic Liberty
On August 19th the Atlanta City Council voted 12-2 to indefinitely table a modest temporary vending bill that would have let the city’s street vendors get...more

Rhode Island town bans food trucks from selling within 1,000 feet of restaurants

Rhode Island town bans food trucks from selling within 1,000 feet of restaurants
July 8, 2013
Economic Liberty
While other cities were celebrating Independence Day, Cranston, Rhode Island clamped down on economic liberty.  On the Fourth of July, Cranston’s new food truck regulations...more

New Florida Law Makes Life a Little Easier for Craft Distillers and Their Customers

New Florida Law Makes Life a Little Easier for Craft Distillers and Their Customers
June 23, 2013
Economic Liberty
Here’s some good news Floridians can drink to. Signed by Gov. Rick Scott last week, a new reform partially updates the Sunshine State’s Prohibition-era distilling laws. ...more

Redevelopment in California: Back from the Dead?

Redevelopment in California: Back from the Dead?
June 18, 2013
Property Rights
Two new bills could bring back California’s redevelopment agencies (RDAs), which were notorious for abusing eminent domain.  Over the past decade alone, the Institute for...more

Baltimore County at Crossroads over Food Trucks

Baltimore County at Crossroads over Food Trucks
June 18, 2013
Economic Liberty
Baltimore County may soon pass on an opportunity for greater economic growth and freedom—and delicious, innovative meal options.  The Baltimore Sun reports that new regulations...more

Proposed amendments would save DC’s food trucks from excessive fines, overregulation

Proposed amendments would save DCâs food trucks from excessive fines, overregulation
June 16, 2013
Economic Liberty
Tomorrow (June 18), after several years of negotiations, amendments, controversy and re-introductions, the D.C. City Council will finally vote on regulations that will govern the...more

Ball State drops eminent domain against family-owned print shop

Ball State drops eminent domain against family-owned print shop
June 12, 2013
Property Rights
In a big win for property rights, Ball State University has abandoned its efforts to seize Hiatt Printing, a family-owned print shop of 40 years...more

New Jersey City Council Tries to Use Eminent Domain on Property Owners, Gets Swept Out of Office

New Jersey City Council Tries to Use Eminent Domain on Property Owners, Gets Swept Out of Office
June 9, 2013
Property Rights
Sometimes you can beat City Hall. Michael Monaghan has wanted to develop his property on Main Street in Hackensack, New Jersey, just a few miles away...more

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