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Institute for Justice
05/21/2017 at 14:31. Facebook
Connecticut could soon become the 14th state to mandate that forfeiture only happens after a criminal conviction.
Connecticut could soon become the 14th state to mandate that forfeiture only

Connecticut House Unanimously Approves Conviction Requirement for Civil Forfeiture - Institute for Justice

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Jack Albano
Joanna Green
Marshall Anderson
Institute for Justice
Institute for Justice
05/20/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
When Colorado eliminated licenses for the funeral service industry in the 1980s, funerals became more affordable.
When Colorado eliminated licenses for the funeral service industry in the 1980s

Occupational Licensing at a Funeral

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Joshua Stack
Escape The Echo Chamber
Anthony Delgado
Institute for Justice
Institute for Justice
05/19/2017 at 18:20. Facebook
WEB EXCLUSIVE: We’re interviewing IJ client James Slatic and IJ Attorney Allie Daniel about our recent civil forfeiture victory in San Diego. After a nearly 15 month battle, James is getting back $100,000 the government illegally seized from his family’s bank account.
Toni Schomaker
Charlotte Beecher
Stephen Holben
Institute for Justice
Institute for Justice
05/19/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Good news! The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that taxis do not have a right to an "unalterable monopoly" and must compete with Uber!

The court also rejected the cab cartel's demand for a bailout, which would cost taxpayers millions.
Good news The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that taxis do not have

Georgia Supreme Court Rules Taxis Must Compete With Uber, Have No Right To An "Unalterable Monopoly"

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Darren Rufer
Judy Kenninger
Florin Preda
Institute for Justice
Institute for Justice
05/18/2017 at 00:30. Facebook
The government tried to stifle the dreams of this entrepreneur for almost two years as he tried to get his business off the ground. Watch what happened when he fought back.
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Peter Leeflang
Wayne Hall
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Institute for Justice
05/17/2017 at 13:14. Facebook
"No, we’re not talking about the latest military invasion or violent crackdown on dissent, but a form of governmental abuse that is already quite common across America: eminent domain."
No were not talking about the latest military invasion or violent crackdown

Russian Mayor Takes Eminent Domain from US Playbook

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Stan Bartsch
Lynda Galligan
David Sodders
Iowa is now the 13th state to require criminal convictions for most or all forfeiture cases!
Iowa is now the 13th state to require criminal convictions for most

Iowa Governor Signs Vital—But Flawed—Conviction Requirement for Civil Forfeiture

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Marucha Chan
Kimber Lee Mastatoulo
Steven Amster
We just landed a MAJOR victory against civil forfeiture in California. Our clients’ $100,000 was illegally seized by police in 2016.
We just landed a MAJOR victory against civil forfeiture in California Our

Forfeiture Victory: Judge Orders San Diego DA to Return the Slatic Family’s Life Savings

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Michael Hardy
David Sodders
Stephen Holben
Since 2014, more than 20 states and Washington, D.C., have enacted laws either limiting forfeiture or making the process more transparent.
Since 2014 more than 20 states and Washington DC have enacted laws

Showdown looms between Congress, police over civil asset forfeiture

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Michael Dever
Steve Perry
Donald Maxwell
Our new lawsuit challenges Oregon's law prohibiting mathematical criticism without a license. Learn more about the case by joining us today for a live Facebook Q & A at 12:15pm eastern.
David Löfqvist
Timothy Perkins
Timothy Perkins
Rhode Island actually requires a special license to sell ice cream or frozen yogurt.
Rhode Island actually requires a special license to sell ice cream or frozen yogurt

Licensed to Chill

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Christopher Hufford
Here's one less regulation to worry about: Braiding hair without a license is no longer a crime in Indiana!
Heres one less regulation to worry about Braiding hair without a license

Indiana Governor Signs Bill Untangling Hair Braiders from Licensing Laws

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Robert Menje
Bryan J. Maloney
Christian Daly
Until last month, North Dakota could require a license to sell home baked cookies or cakes.

But not anymore!
Until last month North Dakota could require a license to sell home baked cookies or cakes

North Dakota is Now Open for Homemade Food Businesses

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Kimber Lee Mastatoulo
Lee McGrath
Yesterday, IJ Attorney Paul Sherman argued in front of the Colorado Supreme Court to protect the right of political speakers in #Colorado to seek out pro bono legal help to navigate the state's extremely complex campaign finance laws. This is a rare opportunity to see one of IJ’s attorneys arguing in front of a court.
Yesterday IJ Attorney Paul Sherman argued in front of the Colorado Supreme

IJ Attorney Paul Sherman arguing in front of the Colorado Supreme Court

On May 2, 2017, IJ Attorney Paul Sherman argued in front of the Colorado Supreme Court to protect the right of political speakers in Colorado to seek out pro...

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Julie Miller
“Colorado may not presume a person, adjudged guilty of no crime, nonetheless guilty enough for monetary exactions.”

This Supreme Court decision could also set an important precedent to end civil forfeiture.
Colorado may not presume a person adjudged guilty of no crime nonetheless

Supreme Court Rejects Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Says States Cannot Keep Money From The Innocent

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Shiloh Meisler
Jeff Shuberg
Mike Whitis
Eminent domain for private gain is a gross abuse of government power, and it must be stopped.
Eminent domain for private gain is a gross abuse of government power

Chicagoland Village Attacks Recycling Plant

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Troy Guffey
Kimber Lee Mastatoulo
Robert Santana
“Do we allow people to have consumer choice or do we allow government to decide for them?”
Do we allow people to have consumer choice or do we allow

IJ Report Inspires Maine Bill to Eliminate Up To 24 Licenses

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Ted Wiley
Michael Hatch
Scott Pi
Does the First Amendment apply to talking about math?

An Oregon agency fined IJ client Mats Järlström $500 for criticizing the formula behind red-light traffic cameras.
Does the First Amendment apply to talking about math

Do You Need A License In Engineering To Criticize Red-Light Cameras? Oregon Says Yes

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Stacey Combs Sama
Robert Temple
Richard Beyer
Our client was fined $500 for criticizing red-light cameras.
Richard Dangerzone Curtis
David Bement
Donna Hadley Casteel
CASE LAUNCH: After his wife got a red-light camera ticket, Mats Järlström had the audacity to criticize how Oregon times its stop lights. For that, the state fined him $500 for the unlicensed practice of engineering.
CASE LAUNCH After his wife got a redlight camera ticket Mats Järlström

Oregon Man Fined $500 for Criticizing Red-light Cameras

Running red lights can get you a ticket. But in Oregon, you can be fined just for talking about it. Mats Järlström learned this first-hand last year when the...

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Julie Bee
Steven Stockmeyer
Charles R. Hill