LJC in the News


NEWS MEDIA: To arrange an interview with a Liberty Justice Center attorney, contact Daniel Anthony, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Illinois Policy Institute at (773) 750-1031 or by email at daniel@illinoispolicy.org or contact Diana Rickert, Director of Media Relations for the Illinois Policy Institute at (312) 607-4977 or by email at drickert@illinoispolicy.org.

  • LJC Senior Attorney on WTVP

    Jacob Huebert, senior attorney at the Liberty Justice Center, the Illinois Policy Institute’s free-market public-interest litigation center, joined H Wayne Wilson and David Melton to discuss limiting funding of election campaigns.

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    To help small businesses, Illinois should make LLC fees fair

    If you want to start a small business in Illinois, there are different forms your new business can take. For example, you can have a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation or a limited liability company, or LLC. The LLC is a relatively recent innovation that has advantages over the corporate form, and it can [...]

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    ObamaCare redefines ‘large business’

    Naomi Lopez Bauman Director of Health Policy, Illinois Policy Institute   The American people are about to receive yet another ObamaCare trick in the coming weeks. While many small businesses thought they would be safe from the costliest provisions of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, commonly referred to as ObamaCare, some of the nation’s small employers [...]

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    Bloomington won’t appeal court order striking unconstitutional vehicle-for-hire law

    Last week, Judge Rebecca Foley of the McLean County Circuit Court issued an order striking down a Bloomington ordinance that prevented new competitors – including the Liberty Justice Center’s client, Julie Crowe – from offering vehicle-for-hire services in the city. Today, the Bloomington Pantagraph reports that the city will not appeal the judge’s decision and will not stand in Julie Crowe’s [...]

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    Victory in Crowe v. City of Bloomington

    MEDIA ALERT from the LIBERTY JUSTICE CENTER Media contact: Daniel Anthony 312-607-4977 or daniel@illinoispolicy.org Case documents available online at: http://illin.is/1a6GObN Court recognizes Bloomington entrepreneur’s right to pursue her business BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Aug. 30, 2013 – More than two years after she applied to the city of Bloomington for a license to operate a van service, Julie Crowe will be allowed to start her business and exercise her right [...]

  • Government vs. Uber

    Jacob Huebert, attorney at the Liberty Justice Center, was published at startup blog “Technori” to discuss Uber’s challenges in Chicago with protectionist regulations written to favor large taxi-companies at the expense of  consumers and rising entrepreneurs. Read the article here.

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    Citizens deserve a seat in the room – it’s time to require open meetings for government union collective bargaining

    On February 28, 2013, Illinois’ largest government union, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, which represents nearly 40,000 state employees, completed months of negotiations with state government over a new contract, yet taxpayers were locked out of the bargaining room during all of them. Since that time, taxpayers are still waiting [...]

  • Liberty Justice Center on Cities 92.9: Jacob Huebert interviewed about Julie Crowe case

    Yesterday, the Liberty Justice Center filed its first lawsuit on behalf of Julie Crowe, an entrepreneur who was denied a vehicle-for-hire application after city officials arbitrarily declared the market was too saturated. Jacob Huebert, attorney at the Liberty Justice Center, was interviewed on The Morning Rush with Robert Rees to discuss why only consumers should [...]

  • Liberty Justice Center on WEEK-TV: Woman sues Bloomington over business application

    Yesterday, the Liberty Justice Center filed its first lawsuit on behalf of Julie Crowe, an entrepreneur who was denied a vehicle-for-hire application after city officials arbitrarily declared the market was too saturated. On that same day, Julie Crowe was featured on a Central Illinois TV story where she discussed how her business was unfairly denied [...]

  • Liberty Justice Center on CBS-Peoria: Woman suing Bloomington over right to start business

    Yesterday, the Liberty Justice Center filed its first lawsuit on behalf of Julie Crowe, an entrepreneur who was denied a vehicle-for-hire application after city officials arbitrarily declared the market was too saturated. On the same day, Julie Crowe’ attorney, Liberty Justice Center’s Jacob Heubert was featured on a Central Illinois TV news story discussing how [...]

  • Liberty Justice Center on WJBC: Woman sues city over business license denial

    Liberty Justice Center attorneys Jacob Heubert and Greg Bedell were featured in a WJBC news article detailing their case involving Julie Crowe, a woman suing the city of Bloomington for denying her vehicle-for-hire license application in an effort to artificially limit competition. Visit the Liberty Justice Center’s website here. Woman sues city over business license [...]

  • Liberty Justice Center in Pantagraph: Woman sues city over van-for-hire request

    Liberty Justice Center attorneys Jacob Heubert and Greg Bedell were featured in a Pantagraph news story about the case of Julie Crowe, a woman suing the city of Bloomington for denial of her vehicle-for-hire license application over a highly subjective city ordinance. Visit the Liberty Justice Center website here. Woman sues city over van-for-hire request [...]