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Topic - Institute For Justice
The Institute for Justice (IJ) is a non-profit libertarian public interest law firm in the United States. Its mission is to provide pro bono legal advice and representation, litigating strategically to pursue its free market ideas. It supports four core ideals: school choice, free speech, economic liberty, and property rights. It was founded in 1991 by Chip Mellor and Clint Bolick. On 4 March 2002, the Institute for Justice launched an activist project called the Castle Coalition, aimed at fighting eminent domain abuse. IJ has established state chapters in Minnesota, Texas, Arizona, and Washington. - Source: Wikipedia
The American dream of owning a small business often crumbles because of half-baked government rules and regulations. In Minnesota, the state's leaders have decreed that goods cooked at home can be sold at county fairs and farmer's markets, but they can't be offered in grocery stores or over the Internet.
David beats Goliath so rarely that the smart money is always on Goliath, and the tax collector always wins. But not quite always. Two Michigan businessmen have beaten the Internal Revenue Service at its own game. After a wave of bad publicity — and a lawsuit by the Institute for Justice — the IRS agency beat a retreat from using civil forfeiture to seize $70,000 by arbitrarily calling it "suspicious." It agreed to return the money last week.
A Florida political activist is out of luck after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear his challenge to a state law that prohibited groups from donating small amounts of money without first forming a political action committee.
The courts have given us little relief from the regulatory state
Raina is 2, but whether she will ever be 3 is to some degree in the hands of strangers. She's one of the more than 7,500 Americans who at any given time are searching for a compatible bone marrow donor. About 1,000 die each year waiting.
The District's attorney general took issue Thursday with a bill that would redefine the way the police department seizes cars related to certain crimes, holds them and sells them for profit.
The meter has run out for the insiders and their taxi monopoly in Milwaukee. A county judge has ordered city officials to issue permits for any qualified cab drivers who want to start a new business. The ruling is a small one, but it's a significant blow against the crony capitalism that threatens the economic freedom of the rest of us.
An independent investigator will review allegations that the board that adjudicates employment disputes in the District discriminated against whites, conservatives and pregnant women, according to Mayor Vincent C. Gray's office.
An established business knows that the most direct way to dominate the market is to enlist government assistance. Trade groups frequently seek the imposition of licensing requirements — in the name of public safety, of course.
There can be no rest when it comes to defending constitutional rights. Government at every level constantly chips away at the fundamental principle that Americans should just be left alone if they're not doing anything wrong.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli's office has successfully defended a provision in the state's health care law that doctors claim is unconstitutional, stifles business and drives up health care costs.
A group of doctors is suing Virginia over a provision in its heath care law that forbids medical professionals from offering certain new services or purchasing certain types of equipment without first getting an official go-ahead from the state Department of Health.
After three decades as a part-time tax preparer, 80-year-old Elmer Kilian of Eagle, Wis., is concerned that new IRS regulations may prevent him from hanging out his shingle.
Season's greetings! The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are falling, and the grayness of early winter is descending upon us. I have a colorful and whimsical gift I want to share with all of you but, unfortunately, Arlington County has forced me to keep it wrapped up. Hopefully, a federal court will soon change all of that.
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that most bone marrow donors can be paid, overturning the government's interpretation of a decades-old law making such compensation a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.