INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE

INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE

Arlington, VA

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The mission of Institute for Justice is to pursue cutting-edge litigation in the courts of law and the court of public opinion on behalf of those whose rights are denied by the government. Through strategic litigation, training, communication, activism, and research, the Institute for Justice advances a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society.

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IJ GATHERS COALITION TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST ASSET FORFEITURE

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice are set to launch new efforts to increase the federal government’s use of civil asset forfeiture. In response, the Institute for Justice (IJ), an Atlas Network partner, formed a coalition to send a letter to Committee on the Judiciary Charimen Goodlatte a...

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INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE RETURNS TO CONNECTICUT TO DEFEAT EMINENT DOMAIN ABUSE

More than a decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court shocked the nation when it upheld the condemnation of an entire neighborhood in New London, Conn., for “economic development.” This infamous instance of eminent domain abuse sparked a nationwide backlash: 44 states reformed their laws to provide greater protection for property owner...

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TOP TEN MOMENTS OF #LIBERTYFORUM2016

Every year Liberty Forum inspires and rejuvenates the individuals in the worldwide freedom movement, and this past weekend was more inspirational than ever. More than anything, there was a palpable connectedness among our partners, our supporters, and various friends and family members. With 58 countries represented, Liberty For...

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FRIEDMAN VS. SANDERS, OBSOLETE INDUSTRIES, AND BONE MARROW REGULATIONS

It’s almost eerie how Milton Friedman had the perfect responses years ago to the outrageous economic claims that Bernie Sanders would make during his U.S. presidential campaign this year. It’s also peculiar that the Australian government is bailing out nearly obsolete industries — why not also bring back the chimney sweep, the t...

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WSJ HIGHLIGHTS HEARTBREAKING SHORT FILM ABOUT BONE MARROW DONOR PAYMENTS

Bone marrow registries rely on the generosity of donors, but far too often that generosity isn’t enough. Lacking the ability to provide incentives that would attract new donors, far too many leukemia patients die each year as they and their families wait for a solution that won’t arrive. What would you do if your child were dyin...

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CHALLENGE TO MANDATORY CA TEACHER UNION FEES HEARD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT

Freedom of association is a fundamental cornerstone of the ideas of liberty, but mandatory union fees for school teachers have long held many of those teachers captive to an ideological system that they don’t support. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing testimony in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a...

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LITIGATOR FOR LIBERTY CLINT BOLICK APPOINTED TO ARIZONA SUPREME COURT

In order for the judicial system to protect individual rights effectively, it takes judges who understand the ideas of liberty and the constitutional limits of government power. That’s why it’s so exciting that Clint Bolick, vice president for litigation with Atlas Network partner the Goldwater Institute, has been appointed to t...

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A LOOK BACK AT THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL LIBERTY EVENT OF THE YEAR

You never know where your next big idea will originate — a dynamic speaker, a moving video, an interactive workshop, a chance conversation. Inspiration can arise from almost anywhere, and a primary reason that Atlas Network organizes Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner (LFFD) every year is to facilitate an environment in which there...

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BERLIN WALL’S COLLAPSE SHOWS HOW BARRIERS TO FREEDOM CAN BE DISMANTLED

For nearly three decades, the Berlin Wall stood as one of the world’s most forbidding symbols of oppression. After years of losing a steady stream of defectors to the West, in 1961 the communist-controlled government of East Germany constructed a heavily guarded barrier that divided an entire city — all in order to prevent their...

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PANEL HIGHLIGHTS RAMPANT ABUSE OF CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE IN MICHIGAN

The rights of property owners across the United States are under assault by the rampant use of civil asset forfeiture laws, which grant law enforcement the authority to seize property if it is suspected of being involved in a crime — even if the owner is not charged with a crime, let alone convicted. Under these laws, the proper...

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IRS DROPS SEIZURE CASE AFTER INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE INTERVENES

Officials of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have often acted with impunity and, in one heartbreaking recent case, in contravention of the agency’s own policies. Lyndon McLellan, the owner of a convenience store in rural North Carolina had $107,000 seized from his bank account in December because IRS officials suspected him m...

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REALIZING THE WORLDWIDE VISION OF ANTONY FISHER

The key to achieving a free society is, first and foremost, to change the climate of ideas. That’s the lesson that Atlas Network founder Sir Antony Fisher drew from Nobel laureate economist Friedrich Hayek before he abandoned his electoral ambitions to begin work founding and supporting think tanks that would assemble the analyt...

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A NEW GENERATION OF FREE-MARKET ENVIRONMENTALISM

On March 2, Terry Anderson and Donald Leal of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) presented their new book, Free Market Environmentalism for the Next Generation, at a well-attended event hosted by the Hoover Institution at its Washington, D.C., office. The book updates their original Free Market Environmentalism,...

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THINK TANK PROFESSIONALS GO HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood screenwriters, producers, and media pros welcomed this year's class of Lights, Camera, Liberty! participants — think tanks from all over the world committed to creating and distributing high-impact online video — to Santa Monica, Calif., in December for three days of workshops, training, and networking.

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