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  • Supreme Court Reverses Appeals Court Equal Protection Ruling

    Apr 22, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Supreme Court of the United States today reversed a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that had invalidated a 2006 voter-approved ballot initiative barring discrimination by the State of Michigan on the basis of race.
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  • Arizona Cattlemen Challenge Grazing Closure

    Apr 16, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 110-year old association of Arizona cattlemen today challenged the decision of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to close nearly 100,000 acres of federal land to grazing.
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  • Supreme Court Sends Wyoming Man’s Victory Back To Tenth Circuit

    Apr 11, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Supreme Court of the United States after overturning rulings by a Wyoming federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in favor of the U.S. Forest Service in a dispute over whether a Wyoming man’s land may be used as a federal trail today returned the case to the Tenth Circuit.
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  • Taxpayer Group Files Reply Brief In Bridge Tax Case

    Apr 02, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today replied to arguments by Colorado officials in a brief filed with the Colorado Court of Appeals in its appeal of a Colorado state district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against two Colorado bodies and their officials for violation of the Colorado Constitution’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Nebraskan Renews Speech Demand on Misuse of Mandatory Dues

    Mar 31, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Nebraska attorney who sued the Nebraska State Bar Association in federal district court in Lincoln charging that it violates his rights under both the Constitution’s First and Fourteenth Amendments today renewed his urgings that a Nebraska federal district court grant a ruling in his favor.
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  • New Yorkers Fight State’s Attempt to Dismiss Land Use Suit

    Mar 28, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A coalition of 70,000 New York landowners and three property owners today responded to the attempt by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New York Department of Health (DOH), and two State officials—Commissioners Joseph J. Martens and Nirav R. Shah of the DEC and DOC respectively to dismiss their lawsuit.
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  • California Miners Denied Full Court Review of Dismissed Lawsuit

    Mar 25, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    California miners challenging the dismissal of their lawsuit by a California federal district court today had their motion for rehearing or rehearing en banc to overturn a ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied.
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  • Wyoming Man Wins Federal Land Grab Case At U.S. Supreme Court

    Mar 10, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Wyoming man seeking to overturn rulings by a Wyoming federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in favor of the U.S. Forest Service in a dispute over whether his land may be used as a federal trail today won a nearly unanimous victory before the Supreme Court of the United States.
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  • Taxpayers Lose Appeal for Right To Stop Spending

    Mar 07, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    Colorado taxpayers defending their right to limit spending by use of a constitutional amendment today suffered a setback when a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld a Colorado federal district court’s ruling.
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  • Colorado Farm Bureau Fights for Delta County Farmers

    Mar 03, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Colorado Court of Appeals today, over the objections of the plaintiffs, accepted a friend of the court brief by the Colorado Farm Bureau, on behalf of its 24,000 members, urging that the appeals court overturn a September 2013 ruling by a Delta County state court barring the agricultural use of a family’s farm in rural Delta County.
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  • Landowner Sues County for Denying Property Rights

    Feb 25, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Minnesota company that owns valuable residential property in Keystone, Colorado but has been barred from using the land today sued Summit County and its officials for violating its rights—under the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and provisions of the Colorado Constitution—to use its property.
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  • Oil and Gas Company Appeals Denial of Energy Rights

    Feb 20, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A small Colorado energy company that holds valuable federal oil and gas leases, but was denied its right to explore them, today filed an administrative appeal challenging that denial.
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  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Files Against EPA On Indian Ruling

    Feb 18, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Wyoming Farm Bureau today challenged the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant the Northern Arapahoe Tribe and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe—both of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fremont and Hot Springs Counties in west central Wyoming—jurisdiction over the City of Riverton, Wyoming and its residents.
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  • New Yorkers Sue Over State’s Failure to Permit Land Use

    Feb 14, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A coalition of 70,000 New York landowners and three property owners today sued Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New York Department of Health (DOH), and two State officials—Commissioners Joseph J. Martens and Nirav R. Shah of the DEC and DOC respectively.
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  • Nebraska Seeks Free Speech Ruling On Misuse of Mandatory Dues

    Feb 10, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Nebraska attorney who sued the Nebraska State Bar Association in federal district court in Lincoln charging that it violates his rights under both the Constitution’s First and Fourteenth Amendments today urged a Nebraska federal district court to grant a ruling in his favor.
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  • New Yorkers Challenge State's Failure to Permit Land Use

    Jan 31, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A coalition of 70,000 New York landowners and two property owners today demanded State officials set a date when the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will end its studies and process applications to allow development of privately owned gas supplies.
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  • Alaskans File Brief In Appeal of Alaska Land Seizure Federal Case

    Jan 24, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    Alaskans in Juneau and Seward today filed their opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit appealing an Alaska federal district court’s dismissal of their lawsuit against Alaska Department of Natural Resources officials challenging their claim to beds of small streams that cross private property.
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  • Taxpayer Group Briefs Colorado Court of Appeals In Bridge Tax Case

    Jan 21, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today filed its opening brief with the Colorado Court of Appeals in its appeal of a Colorado state district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against two Colorado bodies and their officials for violation of the Colorado Constitution’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Westerners Prevail Over Enviros’ Demands On Montana Monument

    Jan 16, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western, nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation long active in litigation as to national monuments, the recreational and economic interests of westerners, and valid existing rights, today welcomed the ruling of a Montana federal district court that a review planned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is sufficient.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Lose Effort to Stop New Taxes In 2014

    Jan 14, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today lost its attempt to bar three Colorado government entities from collecting taxes in its Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) lawsuit.
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