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Brownback Case Is NOT Over: What Happened in the Police Brutality Case and What...

Student Assaulted by Law Enforcement Officers Will Have Key Part of Case Heard by Federal Appeals Court JOHN KRAMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Virginia—Yesterday , the...

Should Your Property Rights be Subject to Your Neighbor’s Veto?

MILAD IMAN, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Imagine a law giving bureaucrats unbridled discretion over your property rights. It would provide no standards. City officials could stop...

In Precedent-Setting Decision, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Shines Light on Controversial Forfeiture Records

Ruling allows reporter to request records of successful bidders at public auctions of properly forfeited by law enforcement ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Harrisburg, Pa.—Today, the...

Maine Parents Appeal School Choice Case to U.S. Supreme Court

JOHN KRAMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Virginia—May states bar parents from participating in a student-aid program because they send their children to schools that provide...

Veteran Beaten by Police in Unprovoked Assault at VA Hospital Appeals to US Supreme...

JOHN KRAMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE “It was three against one, and they had guns. I knew better than to resist.” 5th Circuit Rules Federal Officers Can’t...

Landmark DC Law Removes Occupational Licensing Barriers for Ex-Offenders

NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a bill that will make it much easier for people with criminal records to become licensed...

Victory for Charlottesville Writers: City Tax on Freelance Authors Declared Unconstitutional

CONOR BECK, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Charlottesville, Va.—Today, Judge Claude Worrell of the 16th Judicial Circuit of Virginia declared Charlottesville’s business license tax, as selectively applied to freelance authors, unconstitutional. For the past few...

Tennessee Parents Blast Court Ruling Against ESA Program

Absent appellate relief, Tennessee parents won't be able to use ESA program next school year. CONOR BECK, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Today, the Chancery Court for Davidson...

Pittsburgh Retiree to Finally Get Life Savings Back from Federal Government

ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE PITTSBURGH—Terry Rolin’s life savings of $82,373 will finally be returned to him, nearly six months after it was wrongfully seized...

Institute for Justice Takes on Qualified Immunity Before SCOTUS

After Police Brutally Beat & Hospitalized James King, The Government Closed Ranks and Is Using a Legal Shell Game To Avoid Accountability JOHN KRAMER, INSTITUTE...

Tennessee Parents Stand Up For School Choice

And join lawsuit to defend ESA Program CONOR BECK, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—Today, a group of parents partnered with the Institute for Justice (IJ) to defend the...

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks to Shutdown Detroit’s Civil Forfeiture Program

Case seeks to overturn dangerous precedent enabling Detroit to systematically seize cars from innocent owners and then ransom them back for hundreds or thousands...

After Years of Regulatory Uncertainty, Mobile Boutique Owners Receive New Permanent Licenses

New City rules make room for innovative mobile businesses that sell clothes, art, jewelry and more ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE CHICAGO—Five years ago, Juana Ryan...

Following Federal Lawsuit, Richland, WA Drops Unconstitutional Street-Fees Law

With change, Linda Cameron can finally renovate her home without also having to pay to renovate a nearby city street MATT POWERS, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Following...

Holding Government Accountable for Destruction of Idaho Home

After police had a ten-hour standoff with an empty house—eventually destroying everything inside—a court ruled there wasn’t anything they could do about it. Now...

Pottstown Renters Score Major Win In Challenge to Unconstitutional Rental Inspections

CONOR BECK, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Pottstown, Penn.—This morning, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion vacating and remanding a lower court’s ruling in favor of Pottstown...

Nepali Immigrants Sue Kentucky Over Monopolist Certificate of Need Law

ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Kentucky’s certificate of need law lets large providers monopolize home health in most of the state Louisville, Ky.—Dipendra Tiwari saw an...

Save the Pearl: New Group Forms to Oppose Tulsa Eminent Domain Plans

A community in Tulsa joins together to stop city officials with following through with plans to tear down homes for "urban renewal" CONOR BECK, INSTITUTE...

Institute for Justice Asks SCOTUS to End Colorado Law Allowing Neighbors to Engage in...

Colorado law allows neighbors to gang up on one another, create fake municipalities, and then seize property using eminent domain—all without any government oversight J....

Institute for Justice Scores Win In Lawsuit Against IRS Over Forfeiture Records

CONOR BECK, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Appeals Court Rejects IRS's Argument for Stonewalling FOIA Request WASHINGTON—This morning , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit...