Michael Bindas

Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice

Member of FEE Faculty Network

Michael Bindas is a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice (IJ), which he joined in 2005. He litigates economic liberty, property rights, school choice and free speech cases in federal and state courts nationwide. He also directs IJ’s National Food Freedom Initiative.

Michael successfully represented Blayne and Julie McAferty when the City of Seattle tried to shut down their bed and breakfast under an arbitrary and irrational land use regulation, and he helped defend the free speech and association rights of the No New Gas Tax initiative campaign when several Washington municipalities tried to use campaign finance laws to regulate media commentary concerning the initiative. On behalf of the DeBoom, Apodaca and Hamilton families, Michael successfully challenged Washington’s denial of special education services to children in religious schools. And he vindicated the right of…

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