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Our Issues

  • School Choice

    School choice is simply the idea that all parents, regardless of means, should enjoy the freedom to choose what schools their children attend.

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  • Economic Liberty

    The right to earn a living in the occupation of your choice without unnecessary government interference is at the heart of the American Dream.

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  • First Amendment

    We seek to defend the free flow of information—information that is indispensable to our democratic form of government and to our free enterprise economy.

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  • Private Property

    Respecting the right of private property is essential to a just and prosperous society. But government at all levels—local, state and federal—routinely infringe on these rights.

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IJ By the Numbers

4 Litigation Pillars

  • Economic Liberty
  • Property Rights
  • School Choice
  • Free Speech


  • 92% from individuals
  • 8% from foundations

5 U.S. Supreme Court cases since 2002, including 4 victories

IJ is currently litigating 43 cases in 26 states and Washington, D.C.

7 offices

95 employees, including 43 attorneys



1040 Partners giving $1,000 or more each year

Over 8,000 individual donors

= 25 donors

$20 million budget in FY16

FY15 Budget Breakdown

83%: Programs
10%: Management
7%: Development

75 legislative reforms secured

40 national awards for communications


Success Rate

Through litigation and legislation

IJ strategic research cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and in 162 articles in scholarly, law, and policy publications.

64 eminent domain projects and blight designations defeated by IJ activism.

Behind the Scenes at IJ

  • Minnesota Supreme Court

    IJ Attorney Anthony Sanders argued in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court today (1/4/17) to protect landlords and tenants from invasive government inspections of their homes and properties.

  • Increasing Opportunities in New Jersey

    IJ’s Brooke Fallon with three home bakers, after the New Jersey Assembly’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted in favor of a bill that would legalize the sale of cottage foods in the Garden State!

  • IJ Florida

    IJ Attorney Ari Bargil working hard.

  • Southside Pitch

    Group photo from IJ’s Clinic on Entrepreneurship’s “Southside Pitch” event where innovative entrepreneurs from Chicago’s South Side pitch their business ideas. Excuse Me Officer, a yelp-style app to record good and bad interactions with law enforcement took home the 1st place prize.

  • Case launch in NYC!

    IJ attorney Rob Johnson addressing the media at today’s press conference for our New York Evictions case.

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