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Civil Liberties

March 17, 2017

How the Texas Legislature Can Solve the Bathroom Bill Dilemma Without Using the Words 'Bathroom' Or 'Transgender'


The state of Texas has a compelling interest in protecting its residents against municipal actions that erode economic and social freedom, including municipal do-gooders. The legislature should craft alternate legislation that is at the same time broader and better than the well-intended but wrongly targeted bathroom bill.  

March 2, 2017

Privacy


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

If Congress passes the Email Privacy Act and sends it to President Donald Trump, it could be an "quick, easy bipartisan victory" for taxpayers and get the new administration and lawmakers off to a "positive" start, said IPI President Tom Giovanetti in an opinion piece in TechCrunch Wednesday.

March 1, 2017

Email Privacy Could Be A Quick Win for Trump and Congress


Congress could chalk up a quick, easy bipartisan victory for taxpayers if both the House and Senate determined to pass the Email Privacy Act as early as possible.

February 21, 2017

Conservative Think Tank Wants to Reduce US Prison Population - Here's How


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The president of a Texas-based conservative think tank is speaking out against the high rate of incarceration in the United States, arguing that the annual cost to house inmates is not fiscally responsible and that the intended outcome is not the same as the actual result.

January 30, 2017

Coalition Letter Regarding the Email Privacy Act

IPI joins with a number of other organizations and businesses to promote updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), to reflect internet users’ reasonable expectations of privacy with respect to emails, texts, notes, photos, and other sensitive information stored in “the cloud.”

January 26, 2017

Broadband Privacy Act Coalition Letter

Coalition letter to congressional leadership urging the use of the authority provided in the Congressional Review Act to rescind the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Privacy Order.

January 6, 2017

Email Privacy Could Be a Quick Win for Trump and Congress


Congress could chalk up an easy bipartisan victory for taxpayers if both the House and Senate determined to pass the Email Privacy Act on January 28, Data Privacy Day, and send it to President Trump for signature.

September 2, 2016

Pro&Con: Government Isn't Allowed to Impose National Bathroom Policy


Bureaucrats decided to make law without congressional input or approval. Those who gleefully support such power-grabs should remember that any government powerful enough to create new rights is powerful enough to take away all rights.

August 25, 2016

Who Will Protect Us from Our Government Protectors?


We must stand up to government agencies that think they are somehow entitled to exemptions from Fourth Amendment protections.

August 10, 2016

Texas Landowners Victorious In Groundwater-Rights Case


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews said the decision provides some much-needed clarity. “The Texas Supreme Court’s ruling in Coyote Lake is helpful because it provided some clarity in water rights, which in Western states are extremely important. The decision also reaffirms the role of contracts in an efficiently working economy.”

 

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