Talk:Institute for Justice

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Its mission is to provide pro bono legal advice and representation, representing its clients free of charge while litigating strategically to pursue its libertarian mission. It supports four core ideals: free speech, property rights, economic liberty and school choice. On 4 March 2002, the Institute for Justice launched an activist project called the Castle Coalition, aimed at fighting eminent domain abuse. IJ has established state chapters in Arizona, Minnesota, Texas and Washington.
The Institute has been involved in numerous high-profile lawsuits. Particularly noteworthy cases include Coking vs. C.R.D.A, in which they defended the right of Vera Coking to stay in her home despite the intent of Donald Trump to use her land for a parking lot, and the landmark U.S. Supreme Court eminent domain lawsuit of Kelo v. City of New London, winning the former and losing the latter. They were involved with several other U.S. Supreme Court lawsuits including Swedenburg v. Kelly, which enabled small wineries to ship their products across state lines, Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark case that struck down sodomy laws in Texas, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, a school choice case involving the Establishment Clause and
The Institute currently receives funding from individuals and organizations that cross the political spectrum, including the liberal Annie E. Casey Foundation and Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to the conservative Bradley Foundation. In July 2009, Charity Navigator rated the Institute with its highest Four Star Rating for the eighth consecutive year.