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Property Rights Standoff

A few years ago, IJ introduced readers of Liberty & Law to the courageous homeowners in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood of Charlestown, Indiana. Supported by our activism team, they stood up to the mayor and a private developer, who wanted to bulldoze low-income Pleasant Ridge to build an upscale subdivision. We prevailed in November 2014…

Government Overreach Knocks on Renters’ Doors

Most of us have lived in a rental property at least once in our lives. Like any place we call home, a rented house should be protected against illegal searches and seizures—and government officials should be forbidden from entering without probable cause that a crime or safety violation has been committed inside. Pottstown, Pennsylvania, however,…

IJ Wins Class Action Status In Philadelphia Forfeiture Lawsuit

IJ is determined to always remain on the cutting edge of strategies and tactics to advance individual liberty. One method we are pioneering is the use of class action lawsuits to challenge government power. In a major milestone in IJ history, we won class action certification in our lawsuit challenging Philadelphia’s forfeiture machine. This means…

Paws Down on Arizona’s Animal Massage Law

In February, three Arizona entrepreneurs demonstrated—once again—the power of coming together to stand up to the government in the face of burdensome regulation. Celeste Kelly, Grace Granatelli and Stacey Kollman are now free to practice their craft after the Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board agreed to stop enforcing a law that allowed only licensed veterinarians…

IJ Hosts National School Choice Week Carnival

IJ is committed to protecting and promoting school choice in court and at state legislatures. But sometimes promoting school choice means brushing up on our arts and crafts skills for a day of fun. In late January, IJ teamed up with Serving Our Children, the administrator of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, to host our…

The Litigator’s Notebook: A Behind the Scenes Look at Oral Arguments

Everyone knows that lawyers appear in court and talk to judges, but the portrayals on TV don’t usually give an accurate impression of what happens in court and why. IJ lawyers appear in court to argue for individual liberty, but they must also argue every complex and technical procedural issue that the government uses to…

Little Pink House

The Institute for Justice’s historic battle against eminent domain abuse on behalf of New London, Connecticut, homeowners hit the big screen with the world premiere of Little Pink House at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February. Among those attending the screening and red carpet walk were, from left (above): IJ client Susette Kelo;…

IJ’s New Book Adds “BOTTLENECKERS” To the American Lexicon

The Left, Right and Center all say they hate them: Powerful special interests who use government power for their own private benefit. Now there is a new, artful and memorable one-word pejorative to describe them: Bottleneckers, which is also the title and subject of the Institute for Justice’s new book (Encounter Books, $27.99). The book…

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