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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 Eminent Domain Abuse

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...

Time Running Out for Philly Forfeiture Victims to Submit Claim

ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE PHILADELPHIA— Philadelphians who lost their property to the city’s abusive civil forfeiture machine must apply by December 6, 2019 to receive...

New Report: Georgia Cities Pay a Price for Excessive Ticketing

Investigation of three Georgia cities finds heavy reliance on fines and fees revenue puts citizens' rights and community trust at risk ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR...

Washington Homeowner Sues for Right to Renovate Her Home

Lawsuit challenges city law requiring homeowners to pay exorbitant fees to fix up city streets before they can renovate their homes J. JUSTIN WILSON, INSTITUTE...

More Chicagoans Join Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional Impound Racket

The city holds cars ransom until innocent people pay for others' crimes ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE CHICAGO—Two more Chicago area residents joined a lawsuit filed...