Chip Mellor on entrepreneurship, the early beginnings of IJ, and the fight for the American dreamIJ president and co-founder Chip Mellor discusses the Institute’s early history and how IJ became the national law firm for liberty. Guests: IJ President and General Counsel, Chip Mellor Host: Shira Rawlinson Length:28:08 Date: Dec 2012
Fighting for educational reform against the teachers unionsAcross the country, school choice programs are giving parents--not bureaucrats--control over a child’s education. But these programs have come under attack by teachers’ unions and their allies who seek to protect their self-interests over real K-12 education reform. IJ senior attorneys and school-choice experts Dick Komer and Bert Gall discuss the history of school choice programs and how these programs are changing the lives of families across the nation. Guests: IJ Attorneys Dick Komer and Bert Gall Host: Shira Rawlinson Length:22:45 Date: Aug 2012
Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset ForfeitureCivil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the United States today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, or cash and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets —all without charging you with a crime. Unlike criminal forfeiture, where property is taken after its owner has been found guilty in a court of law, with civil forfeiture, owners need not be charged with or convicted of a crime to lose homes, cars, cash or other property.
The History of IJ with Chip MellorIJ president and co-founder Chip Mellor discusses the Institute’s early history and how IJ became the national law firm for liberty.
The New Deal’s War on Economic Liberty and Limited Government.During the New Deal, the U.S. Supreme Court largely abandoned its role as an independent check on government power in the economic sphere by refusing to enforce constitutional limits on federal power and inventing a rubber stamp standard of review called the "rational basis” test. This abdication of judicial responsibility has enabled legislators to run roughshod over economic liberties and property rights ever since. IJ senior attorneys Clark Neily and Jeff Rowes talk about the Supreme Court decisions that unleashed government power during the New Deal.
Entrepreneurs Fight Back Against Teeth-Whitening Monopolies
Court Unanimously Slaps Down Public Utilities Commission and Hands Down Victory for Cabbies in Fight for Economic Liberty
Federal Government and Anaheim Team Up To Subvert State Law, Financially Gain from Forfeiture
IJ Among Charity Navigator Elite Eleventh Year in a Row