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IJ By the Numbers

4 Litigation Pillars

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


  • 80% from individuals
  • 20% from foundations

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

IJ is currently litigating 44 cases in 27 states and Washington, D.C.

7 offices

107 employees, including 43 attorneys



1,189 Partners giving $1,000 or more each year

Over 8,000 individual donors

= 25 donors

$25 million budget in FY18

FY17 Budget Breakdown

81%: Programs
11%: Administration
8%: Development

110 legislative reforms secured

51 national awards for communications


Success Rate

Through litigation and legislation

IJ strategic research cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and in 192 articles in scholarly, law, and policy publications.

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

Behind the Scenes at IJ

  • Forfeiture Victory in Wyoming

    IJ attorneys Anya Bidwell and Dan Alban with IJ client Phil Parhamovich outside the Wyoming courtroom where they successfully argued (on Dec. 1) that Phil’s $91,800 in life savings should be returned to him. It was seized in March by Wyoming law enforcement during a traffic stop on I-80 near Cheyenne.

  • New Case in Nashville

    IJ attorney Keith Diggs stands next to IJ client Lij Shaw (microphone) at today’s press conference.  Lij operates a successful recording studio in his home, but Nashville wants to shut him down.

  • Holiday Card Preview!

    Kids of IJ Production Director Don Wilson check out this year’s holiday card on press.

  • Defending the Brewers

    Today, IJ appeared before the Texas Third Court of Appeals to protect our 2016 victory over a law that forced craft brewers to give away a valuable piece of their business to politically connected distributors. PICTURED: IJ attorneys and clients.

  • Arguing before the 8th Circuit

    Today we argued before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Missouri’s hairbraiders. The government forces them to take 1,500 hours of irrelevant cosmetology training just to braid hair. That’s unconstitutional. PICTURED: IJ staff and braiders after today’s argument.

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