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

Iowa Cops Seize Almost $ 50,000 from a Couple, Didn’t Charge Them With A Crime

Iowa Cops Seize Almost $ 50,000 from a Couple, Didnât Charge Them With A Crime
April 23, 2014
Property Rights
 Click here to help end policing for profit A Minnesota couple is suing the Iowa City Police Department to return almost $50,000, arguing police wrongfully seized...more

Philadelphians: Support Property Rights, Come To The Open Studio Event

Philadelphians: Support Property Rights, Come To The Open Studio Event
April 17, 2014
Property Rights
From the http://www.savedupreestudios.org website SAVE DUPREE STUDIOS • 3617 Haverford Avenue In 2012 Philadelphia City Council gave approval to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to acquire Mantua properties--including the studio of prominent...more

San Francisco Banned Short-Term Rentals. Now Some Airbnb Users Are Threatened With Eviction

San Francisco Banned Short-Term Rentals. Now Some Airbnb Users Are Threatened With Eviction
April 16, 2014
Property Rights
Like thousands of others in San Francisco, Jeffrey Katz has rented out his apartment on Airbnb. The popular booking site lets tourists find a cheaper...more

Chicago Forces Food Truck to Shut Down for No Good Reason, Will Continue to Fight With IJ

Chicago Forces Food Truck to Shut Down for No Good Reason, Will Continue to Fight With IJ
April 15, 2014
Economic Liberty
  The Schnitzel King is dead.  Greg Burke and Kristin Casper, the regal duo behind their food truck, the Schnitzel King, announced the news on Facebook yesterday. “With the...more

Kansas County Spent Asset Forfeiture Funds on Pizza, Gym Equipment and Remodeling a D.A.’s Office

Kansas County Spent Asset Forfeiture Funds on Pizza, Gym Equipment and Remodeling a D.A.âs Office
April 10, 2014
Property Rights
Law enforcement in Shawnee County, Kan., has been on quite the shopping spree. This money came from both criminal forfeiture (which requires a conviction) and...more

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