The Institute for Justice describes itself as “the National Law Firm for Liberty.” It “litigates to limit the size and scope of government power and to ensure that all Americans have the right to control their own destinies as free and responsible members of society,” according to the group’s website. It employs a staff of about 100 (including more than 30 attorneys) in Arlington, Virginia, and seven offices across the United States. Its 2018 budget is $25 million. William H. "Chip" Mellor and Clint Bolick co-founded the organization in 1991 with seed money from Charles Koch. Among their top issues is opposition to civil asset forfeiture by law enforcement. Similar to Cato, the organization has also intervened in nearly every campaign finance case of note since McConnell, according to Center for Public Integrity research.