June 28, 2005

Mo' Money or No Money

by PG

Milbarge also pointed me to this latest manifestation of outrage over Kelo: CafePress goods printed with Justice Thomas's "Something has gone seriously awry with this Court's interpretation of the Constitution" and with O'Connor's longer remark on where the burden of Kelo is likely to fall. Two questions:

1) Barnett's update says "All profits go to Lisa," but the CafePress pages both say "A portion of all profits will be contributed to the Institute for Justice in support of private property rights." Which is it? and can we guarantee that the monies only go to that particular IJ project and not for, say, fighting to put taxpayer money into private schools, or against affirmative action?

2) How many people in the less politically-powerful communities for which the justices fear will purchase these items?

June 28, 2005 11:37 PM | TrackBack

I don't believe that IJ litigates affirmative-action cases, do they?

Posted by: Will Baude at June 29, 2005 08:51 AM

Affirmative action in the workplace, yes. See Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Race Preferences and Federal Race Preferences Race Quotas (Stanley Dea).

Also, if the Institute for Justice doesn't identify itself as anti- affirmative action, you might want to edit its Wikipedia entry. I assume then that Bolick's litigation against affirmative action has been on his own initiative and not on behalf of IJ.

Posted by: PG at June 29, 2005 05:43 PM
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