Institute for Justice

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Zaher El-Ali: Texan Loses Civil Forfeiture Argument in Appeal

    A Texas appellate court on Tuesday shot down a man who argued that the state's civil forfeiture law is unconstitutional. We covered the case of Zaher El-Ali and a Chevy Silverado in July; in that case, El-Ali had sold the aforementioned truck to Roberto Faustino, who got popped for a DWI and posses ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2012

    Texan Challenges Civil Forfeiture Law

    Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    The Weird World of Civil Forfeiture

    In a Harris County District Clerk's Office, there sits a case known as The State of Texas v. One 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. The case was disposed of in 2011, with the Chevy in question being found guilty. You may wonder how an inanimate object can be sued. It's all a part of a process known as civil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    The Institute For Justice Triumphs Over the Feared, But Well-Appointed, Interior-Designer Cabal

    The epic, no-holds-barred, deathmatch among the people who decide if that throw rug in your living room is declasse or not has ended.Two groups went in; one group came out. And it was The People!! The amateurs-with-attitude who dared to take on the ogreish cabal of professional interior designers.As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Interior Designers Are Fighting! In Texas!

    Austin will be the scene for what no doubt will be a very tasteful demonstration and briefing tomorrow, as a little-known civil war between interior designers bursts into the open.The Institute of Justice, an ACLU-like legal organization, is working with interior designers in Texas to stop what the ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 1995

    Jitney Jihad

    Yellow Cab goes to war to keep jitneys off Houston streets