IRS Drops Civil Forfeiture Case, Will Return $ 344,000 It Seized From Iowa Doctor

IRS Drops Civil Forfeiture Case, Will Return $ 344,000 It Seized From Iowa Doctor
February 27, 2015
Property Rights
As a neurologist at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa, Alireza Yarahmadi has helped patients with epilepsy, sleep disorders and strokes. Now he can...more

Want to Work for Liberty? Here’s Where to Start!

Want to Work for Liberty? Hereâs Where to Start!
February 23, 2015
Liberty in Action Blog
Maffucci Fellow Javier Sosa in the field organizing street vendors How to Apply Send the follwing to activism@ij.org Cover letter Resume Sample Liberty in Action blog post Names and contact info...more

What School Choice Means to Me

What School Choice Means to Me
January 28, 2015
School Choice
Last Sunday kicked off National School Choice Week 2015. School choice is what it sounds like: the ability to choose which school your child attends,...more

Cop Seized $ 18,480 from a Man Who Was Never Charged With a Crime

Cop Seized $ 18,480 from a Man Who Was Never Charged With a Crime
January 9, 2015
Property Rights
On February 10, 2014, civil forfeiture claimed yet another victim. But now he's fighting back.  El Willis hadn’t been charged with a crime. Nor was he...more

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

California Town: Yard Sale Police

California Town: Yard Sale Police
December 9, 2014
First Amendment
Yard sales: as American as hot dogs, baseball and apple pie. But like so many other innocent activities, yard sales are getting swept up in...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

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