Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.
- Edmund Burke
An old military adage calls for the cavalry to "ride to the sound of the guns." As a tactic, it has both its strengths and weaknesses. As a sentiment, it is a call for courageous engagement. At the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, we hope to answer that call. Through education, litigation, and participation in public discourse, we seek to advance the public interest in the rule of law, individual liberty, constitutional government, and a robust civil society. We strive to do so, moreover, in partnership with like-minded individuals and organizations - often our clients - who are committed to classical liberalism and constitutional government.
We recognize that these ideals are neither Democratic nor Republican, but American. Our focus is primarily, if not exclusively, on Wisconsin - a state that has become one of the focal points of our ongoing debate about the proper role of the government within society and of the courts within government. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, we litigate in the areas of property rights, the freedom to earn a living, voting rights, regulation, taxation, school choice, and religious freedom. As an educational organization, we strive to advance the debate concerning law and public policy in these and other areas.
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As one prominent advocate of liberty has said, sometimes you need more than good ideas. Sometimes you need a good lawyer. If you believe your constitutional rights have been violated by the government, please use our contact form to speak with one of our attorneys. You can also read more about how the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty helps people like you on our Case Updates page.