Joe Biden Blocking Probe Into Suspicious Hunter Biden Foreign Business Transactions Flagged by U.S. Banks

Joe Biden Blocking Probe Into Suspicious Hunter Biden Foreign Business Transactions Flagged by U.S. Banks

Woman sues over unjustified body cavity search by TSA agent

Does a woman subjected to an unjustified body cavity search by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent have a means by which to assert her rights in court? Today, the Institute for Justice (IJ) filed an amicus brief in a case that aims to ensure that such victims of abusive searches have a remedy under a statute … Continue reading Woman sues over unjustified body cavity search by TSA agent

Lawsuit filed to defend Americans’ privacy rights against invasive Census surveys and huge fines

Today, Maureen Murphy of Washington and John Huddleston of California filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Census Bureau, challenging the agency’s demand for inappropriate and intrusive information about them and their families. The American Community Survey (ACS) contains upward of 100 questions that, according to the Census Bureau, recipients are compelled to answer … Continue reading Lawsuit filed to defend Americans’ privacy rights against invasive Census surveys and huge fines

Judge Dismisses Government’s Bogus Defamation Lawsuit Against Citizen Critic

This afternoon, Judge Jon E. Fredrickson of the Racine County Circuit Court granted the Institute for Justice’s (IJ’s) request to dismiss a defamation suit brought by Mount Pleasant Village Attorney Chris Smith against local political activist Kelly Gallaher from the bench. During a controversy over a proposed change to the term lengths of members of the Mount … Continue reading Judge Dismisses Government’s Bogus Defamation Lawsuit Against Citizen Critic

Court rules for prominent conservative sued over Twitter joke

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a claim filed against Ben Domenech, co-founder of The Federalist, for a tweet he shared to his personal Twitter account. In June 2019, Mr. Domenech jokingly posted to his personal account: “FYI @fdrlst first one of you tries to unionize I swear I’ll send you back to the salt mine.” Mr. … Continue reading Court rules for prominent conservative sued over Twitter joke

Survey: Only two in ten Americans support federal criminalization of marijuana

Only two in ten Americans support the federal criminalization of marijuana, according to nationwide polling data compiled by YouGov.com. Pollsters asked respondents whether cannabis use ought to be either “legalized nationally, left up to the states, or banned nationally.”  Forty-five percent of those surveyed said that it should be legalized nationwide. Twenty-one percent of respondents said the … Continue reading Survey: Only two in ten Americans support federal criminalization of marijuana

Study: Young Adults’ Consumption of Alcohol, Cigarettes, Other Substances Fell Following Marijuana Legalization

Retail cannabis sales are associated with decreases in the use of alcohol, cigarettes, and pain medications by young adults, according to data published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Researchers with the University of Washington assessed trends in alcohol, nicotine, and non-prescribed pain reliever use among a cohort of over 12,500 young adults (ages 18 to 25) in … Continue reading Study: Young Adults’ Consumption of Alcohol, Cigarettes, Other Substances Fell Following Marijuana Legalization

Popular Houston-area mechanic wins court case over zoning rules that shut down small business

On Tuesday, the city of Pasadena approved an agreement with car mechanic Azael Sepulveda, paving the way for him to finally open his new shop. The agreement comes less than three months after Azael, represented by the Institute for Justice (IJ), won a temporary injunction allowing him to open his shop while his lawsuit challenging the city’s … Continue reading Popular Houston-area mechanic wins court case over zoning rules that shut down small business

Tennessee Supreme Court hands win to kids with pro-school choice ruling

This week the Tennessee Supreme Court rejected the lead claim in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Tennessee Education Savings Account Pilot Program, giving thousands of low- and middle-income families in Tennessee the ability to direct their children’s educations as they see fit. The Institute for Justice (IJ), the nation’s leading advocate for school choice, joined … Continue reading Tennessee Supreme Court hands win to kids with pro-school choice ruling

Sen. Johnson Asks Biden Administration Why Attack on Pro-Life Office Hasn’t Been Labeled Domestic Terrorism

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas regarding their silence on the politically-motivated attack on the Wisconsin Family Action office in Madison, Wisconsin. Jane’s Revenge, a pro-abortion group, threw two … Continue reading Sen. Johnson Asks Biden Administration Why Attack on Pro-Life Office Hasn’t Been Labeled Domestic Terrorism