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Will Brett Kavanaugh Stand for Property Rights?

BY TOM DEWEESE There’s lots of talk about where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands on the Roe v Wade abortion decision and if he...

It Matters How You Stand

BY TOM DEWEESE Justice has finally been achieved as the federal government’s war against western ranchers and property owners has taken a second major hit. First,...

Victories are Taking Place Across the Nation

BY TOM DEWEESE Victories are taking place across the nation. In just the past couple of weeks activists have risen up in the property rights...

Outrageous Prosecutorial Misconduct Comes Home to Roost in the Cliven Bundy Case

BY BOB BARR There is an old Latin proverb, “Fiat justitia, ruat caelum,” which means, roughly translated, “Let justice be done, though the heavens may...

I would rather not fight but WILL if you force me!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP When I saw you at court I requested you would not meddle with any grounds without the 8. fields of Shadwell till...

How to Outsource Your Compassion to the Government

Economic Intervention Punishes Those Who Help Most ROBERT P. MURPHY, THE FREEMAN I saw the mom and her two little kids camped out in the shopping...

Moses Mather On Free Agency

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS, MOSES MATHER 1775 Free agency, or a rational existence, with its powers and faculties, and freedom of enjoying and exercising...

Holder Issues New Asset Forfeiture Restrictions

ADAM BATES, CATO INSTITUTE Today Attorney General Eric Holder issued new guidelines to federal prosecutors tightening the rules for seizing assets for so-called “structuring” offenses. Under the...

Quiet Change Expands ATF Power to Seize Property

ADAM BATES, CATO INSTITUTE A quick glance at the Federal Register (Vol. 80, No. 37, p. 9987-88) today reveals that Attorney General Eric Holder, who...

Victories Build Momentum to End Civil Forfeiture

SCOTT BULLOCK, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Summing up 2014 in the last issue of Liberty & Law, Chip Mellor wrote that is in the right...

"Greedy" Corporations Save Lives

Prosperity’s conquest of disease offers lessons for global change IAIN MURRAY, THE FREEMAN With Ebola wreaking havoc across West Africa, news that a private company has...

Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective

ALDEN ABBOTT, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Antitrust issues (referred to interchangeably here as competition issues) are an increasingly important consideration for intellectual property (IP) owners. Such issues...

Can Your County Shut Down Home Bible Studies?

MATTHEW CLARK, ACLJ I never imagined when I agreed to host a Bible study in my home that such an action may one day be...

The Principles of Freedom vs. Agenda 21

BY TOM DEWEESE In February, 2014, I was invited to present the keynote address to the annual Clouds Over America conference in Oklahoma City, OK....

The Man Behind the Hong Kong Miracle

LAWRENCE REED, THE FREEMAN Three cheers for Hong Kong, that tiny chunk of Southeast Asian rock. For the twentieth consecutive year, the Index of Economic...

The Alamo: Hallowed American Ground or UN Captive?

BY TOM DEWEESE In 1836, 150 courageous and dedicated men died defending the Alamo. They fought in opposition to the rise of authoritarian big government...

Why Us and Not Them?

BY CHRIS CLANCY (Read Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3, Part 4) The study of economics poses many great questions. But there’s one question in particular –...

Sustainable Development: The Evil Facing America

BY TOM DEWEESE On July 23, 2004, I addressed the fifth annual Freedom 21 Conference in Reno, Nevada. Freedom 21 was the first coalition of...

Of Rights: Natural and Arbitrary – Clarence B. Carson

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY The number of rights to which Americans are entitled appears to be increasing rapidly. Almost any current magazine or...

Taken: Federal Lawsuit in Michigan Challenges Forfeiture Abuse

LIBERTY ALERTS, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—Can the government use civil forfeiture to take your money when you have done nothing wrong—and then pocket the...

Besieged Boxing Gym for At-Risk Kids Defends Itself Again in Court

LIBERTY ALERTS, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—A little gym that teaches inner-city kids the disciplines of boxing and studying will be back in court on...

Major Federal Court Victory In MA Civil Forfeiture Case

JOHN E. KRAMER, INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—In a major triumph for property rights, a federal court in Massachusetts dismissed a civil forfeiture action against...

Fleeing Socialism: French Actor Gérard Depardieu Wants His Freedom Back

SYLVAIN CHARAT, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES “I am leaving because you consider that success, creation, talent, anything different, must be punished.” This quotation from French...

It’s Not Yours Until Government Says So — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern, Our nation was founded on sound principles; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  The pursuit of happiness was a flowery alternative...

Envy No Vice for Leftists

BY JACK KERWICK If more of the American electorate were aware of three things, I would like to think that one of our two national...

The Principles upon which the Americans opposed the Stamp Act

Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, September 9, 1771 The supreme power says Mr. Locke, is not, nor can possibly be absolutely arbitrary, over the lives and...

Private Property in Socialist America — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   If Rip Van Winkle woke up in America today he’d wonder what happened to private property rights.  Imagine finding out other folks...

Agenda 21: Setting the Record Straight

By Henry Lamb More and more local communities are rising up to oppose local comprehensive land use plans and local ordinances because they claim the...

EPA Abuses

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul Last week the Supreme Court heard arguments in Sackett v. EPA, a case of blatant federal agency overreach and abuse...

Georgia Must Reform Corrupt Civil Forfeiture Laws

PROPERTY RIGHTS, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington— Last Thursday , a coalition of civil rights groups from across the political spectrum is calling on legislators to...