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IJ’s McNamara Defends Rights of Cab Companies to do Business

Robert McNamara, who addressed a Students for Liberty conference in Denver on November 10, spoke to TOS about a court case he’s litigating to protect the rights of cab companies to enter the market.

McNamara, an attorney with the Institute for Justice (IJ), represents Mile High Cab in a Colorado case likely to have implications elsewhere. “This is important nationwide,” McNamara said; “Colorado’s 2008 reforms [legislation at the base of the case in question] were part of a national trend toward more taxi freedom. . . . What the Public Utilities Commission is doing in Colorado is trying to fight back against this tide of freedom.”

NcNamara also explained how IJ’s litigation involving taxis relates to the organization’s broader mission of defending economic liberty.

We who advocate property rights and free markets owe thanks to McNamara, and all of IJ’s attorneys, for fighting so hard, smart, and successfully in defense of these values.

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Posted in: Individual Rights and Law

Comments are welcome so long as they are civil.
  • Sam Cox

    In this video, Mr. McNamara stated that economic liberty is the “right to earn an honest living without unnecessary interference from the government.” What are some examples of necessary interference from the government?

  • David Blankenau

    There are none; the government’s only proper task is protecting the rights of all parties involved. This does not entail ANY interference. I hope Mr. McNamara realizes that.

  • Martin Lundqvist

    Interferance would only be necessary if in need to protect other individuals’ rights, in the case of initiation of force or fraud.