Mixed week for liberty in the taxi industry

July 24, 2014 | By JONATHAN WOOD

Congratulations to our friends at the Institute for Justice who, due to a legal victory last year, saw Milwaukee eliminate its cap on the number of taxi licenses available. As Reason reports, this has an incredibly significant impact on the taxi industry. Under the cap, licenses had a nominal cost of $85. But, because so … ...


Milwaukee opens the road (slightly) for free enterprise

February 07, 2014 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Good news from the Dairy State: the City of Milwaukee has decided to drop its appeal of a lower court decision holding the city’s regulation of taxicab permits unconstitutional. You’ll recall that we filed a friend of the court brief in that lawsuit, which was brought by our allies at the Institute for Justice, arguing … ...


Milwaukee's guarantee of inequality

June 12, 2012 | By RALPH KASARDA

Last month the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin filed an important lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee over the City’s new public contracting program.  In short, the City’s program, spelled out in City Ordinance 370, violates the Equal Protection Clause by requiring contracting officials and prime contractors to discriminat ...