Victory! Philadelphia Artist Beats City Hall in Eminent Domain Fight

Victory! Philadelphia Artist Beats City Hall in Eminent Domain Fight
December 11, 2014
Property Rights
Below is a statement from Melinda Haring, activism manager at the Institute for Justice, on today’s statement from the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, announcing its decision to reverse...more

Nation’s Largest Eminent Domain Land Grab Defeated

Nationâs Largest Eminent Domain Land Grab Defeated
December 10, 2014
Property Rights
Monday evening, after months of living with the uncertainty that they wouldn’t have a home for Christmas, the residents of Pleasant Ridge scored a major...more

Indiana Law Requires Brewhouses to Serve Hot Dogs and Milk

Indiana Law Requires Brewhouses to Serve Hot Dogs and Milk
December 8, 2014
Economic Liberty
If Bank Street Brewhouse’s sleek exterior and silver siding in New Albany, Ind., doesn’t catch your eye, its unusual menu might. Loaded with sarcasm and...more

Austin City Council Votes to Legalize Uber and Lyft

Austin City Council Votes to Legalize Uber and Lyft
November 12, 2014
Economic Liberty
By a vote of 6-1, the city council of Austin, Texas approved a new ordinance that legalizes Uber, Lyft and other rideshare services as “transportation...more

Cops Seized $ 17,550 from Driver, Never Charged Him with a Crime

Cops Seized $ 17,550 from Driver, Never Charged Him with a Crime
October 9, 2014
Property Rights
Mandrel Stuart used to own the Smoking Roosters, a barbecue restaurant in Staunton, Va. But one night in August 2012, police pulled him over and...more

Boots on the Ground: One Mayor’s Plan to Destroy a Community Dating Back to World War II

Boots on the Ground: One Mayorâs Plan to Destroy a Community Dating Back to World War II
October 8, 2014
Property Rights
In late September, I packed my megaphone and took the next flight to Indiana to deliver fighting words and reassure property owners that they have...more

New Student Opportunity: The Correspondents Program

New Student Opportunity: The Correspondents Program
October 1, 2014
Liberty in Action Blog
The Institute for Justice’s grassroots activism program, Liberty in Action, is launching a new opportunity for students to get involved in the fight for liberty:...more

Introducing the Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide

Introducing the Entrepreneurâs Survival Guide
September 17, 2014
Economic Liberty
Washington, D.C., is home to one of the best food-truck scenes in the country. But last year the city’s mayor asked the council to approve...more

Police and Prosecutors Seize Over $100K, Then Allegedly Forge a Document So They Can Keep It

Police and Prosecutors Seize Over $100K, Then Allegedly Forge a Document So They Can Keep It
September 11, 2014
Property Rights
When police and prosecutors can seize and keep cash and property without ever charging anyone with a crime, there are bound to be abuses (just...more

Something is Sour in Napa, and It’s not the Grapes

Something is Sour in Napa, and Itâs not the Grapes
August 26, 2014
Economic Liberty
When most people think of California’s Napa County, they imagine the sight of beautiful hillside vineyards and the smell of grapes. For many engaged couples...more

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