Food Truck Freedom Rolls on in New Orleans

Food Truck Freedom Rolls on in New Orleans
August 8, 2013
Economic Liberty
The New Orleans City Council unanimously approved liberalizing the city’s food truck regulations.  These modernizations represent the first major overhaul of New Orleans’ street vending...more

When the Government Tells You How to Eat

When the Government Tells You How to Eat
August 5, 2013
Economic Liberty
When nanny-state bureaucrats try to tell you what you can eat or how much, it takes fully engaged courts to keep them in line—like the...more

Here for the Long Haul

Here for the Long Haul
August 2, 2013
Economic Liberty
The fill-in-the-blank truck scene is exploding: food trucks, fashion trucks, flower trucks, yarn trucks, library trucks, and even meatsmithing (or butcher) trucks. You name it,...more

San Francisco: Dog-Eat-Dog City

San Francisco: Dog-Eat-Dog City
July 31, 2013
Economic Liberty
Nothing is free in life--not even fresh air with man’s best friend. Starting on July 1, anyone walking more than four dogs in San Francisco will have...more

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

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