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Chip Mellor Acceptance Speech, Bradley Prize 2012

 

 

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Thursday, June 7, 2012, the Bradley Foundation presented the Bradley Prize to IJ President and General Counsel William H. "Chip" Mellor during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. 

“Chip Mellor has led the fight for freedom in America’s courts by challenging laws that stifle constitutional rights,” said Michael W. Grebe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bradley Foundation. “Thanks to Chip, the Institute for Justice has become an influential public interest law firm securing major victories for economic liberty, property rights, school choice and the First Amendment.

Prior to co-founding the Institute for Justice, Mr. Mellor served as President of the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy. He also served in the Department of Energy during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

Mr. Mellor earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and his J.D. from the University of Denver School of Law.

The selection was based on nominations solicited from more than 200 prominent individuals across the country and chosen by a Selection Committee, which included Terry Considine, Pierre S. du Pont, Robert P. George, Michael W. Grebe (Bradley Prizes Committee Chair), Alan Charles Kors, Charles Krauthammer, Dianne J. Sehler, Shelby Steele and George F. Will.

“Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like Chip Mellor who have made outstanding contributions, in hopes that others will strive for excellence in their respective fields,” said Mr. Grebe.

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