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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


  • 86% from individuals
  • 14% from foundations

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

IJ is currently litigating 42 cases in 24 states and Washington, D.C.

  Active Cases |   Closed Cases

7 offices

95 employees, including 43 attorneys



920 Partners giving $1,000 or more each year

Over 8,000 individual donors

= 25 donors

$20 million budget in FY15

FY14 Budget Breakdown

82%: Programs
10%: Management
8%: 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.

59 eminent domain projects stopped by IJ activism

Behind the Scenes at IJ

  • IJ Family Photos

    We’re all family here at IJ. Production and Design director Don Wilson gives up his Saturday to take holiday photos of IJ kids.

  • Behind the scenes at the New Mexico Forfeiture press conference

    IJ attorney Robert Johnson addressing the media.

  • On the ground in Miami

    IJ’s activism team educating street vendors in Miami about their right to economic liberty.

  • Behind the scenes at the Iowa Braiding case launch

    IJ attorney Meagan Forbes addressing the media.

  • Behind the scenes with Reason TV

    IJ’s Director of Development Melanie Hildreth speaking with Reason TV about our Nevada School Choice case.

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