Street Vending Woes in the City that Never Sleeps

Street Vending Woes in the City that Never Sleeps
June 24, 2014
Economic Liberty
Street vending is an integral part of the New York City experience. From I ❤ NY shirts, to hot dogs, to American flags and everything...more

FDA Bows to Public Pressure in Cheese-Aging Battle

FDA Bows to Public Pressure in Cheese-Aging Battle
June 23, 2014
Economic Liberty
The Food and Drug Administration shook up the artisanal cheese community earlier this month by announcing it would no longer allow cheese makers to age...more

Taxi Industry Wants to Throw Uber and Lyft Drivers in Jail

Taxi Industry Wants to Throw Uber and Lyft Drivers in Jail
June 13, 2014
Economic Liberty
Miami-Dade County is slamming the brakes on Uber and Lyft, two popular ridesharing alternatives to hailing a cab. Police have already been running sting operations,...more

Virginia’s DMV Orders Uber and Lyft to “Cease and Desist”

Virginiaâs DMV Orders Uber and Lyft to âCease and Desistâ
June 6, 2014
Economic Liberty
The DMV isn’t doing itself any favors. Bro, do you even Lyft? Yesterday, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles sent cease-and-desist letters to Uber and Lyft, two...more

Former Brooklyn DA Accused of Misusing Over One Million Dollars in Asset Forfeiture

Former Brooklyn DA Accused of Misusing Over One Million Dollars in Asset Forfeiture
June 4, 2014
Property Rights
After reportedly spending over $1 million from asset forfeiture funds on a political consultant for over 10 years, former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes may...more

New Jersey Assembly Unanimously Passes Bill to Legalize Selling Homemade Food

New Jersey Assembly Unanimously Passes Bill to Legalize Selling Homemade Food
May 28, 2014
Economic Liberty
Last week, the lower house of New Jersey's legislature unanimously passed a “cottage food” bill, which would let people sell baked goods like breads, pies, cakes...more

Rhode Island Police Seized Over $ 15 Million over the Last Decade

Rhode Island Police Seized Over $ 15 Million over the Last Decade
May 16, 2014
Property Rights
The smallest state in the Union can rake in big money from asset forfeiture. Since 2003, law enforcement in Rhode Island has hauled in $15.7 million...more

Raleigh Listens to its Business Owners, Change May Come Soon

Raleigh Listens to its Business Owners, Change May Come Soon
May 14, 2014
First Amendment
“It takes more time to get a sign permit in the city of Raleigh than it does to get an ABC permit to sell alcohol,”...more

Food Trucks Banned in Alexandria

Food Trucks Banned in Alexandria
May 10, 2014
Economic Liberty
The Institute for Justice is working with the DMV Food Truck Association, a group of more than 75 local food-truck owners, to bring food trucks...more

Utah Unanimously Restores Protections For Those Facing Civil Forfeiture

Utah Unanimously Restores Protections For Those Facing Civil Forfeiture
May 9, 2014
Property Rights
Three steps backward, two steps forward. Last year, the Utah legislature voted unanimously to make it easier for cops to seize innocent people’s property. Lawmakers passed...more

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