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  • Alaskans Lose Appeal of Alaska Land Seizure Federal Case

    Aug 28, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    Alaskans in Juneau and Seward today failed to win their appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit seeking to overturn 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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  • Idaho Woman’s Attorney Seeks Ruling In Second Amendment Suit

    Aug 27, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    An Idaho woman who is barred from carrying a functional firearm for self-defense if she visits federal recreational facilities was represented today at an Idaho federal district court hearing in Coeur d’Alene.
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  • Idaho Woman Urges Final Ruling In Second Amendment Lawsuit

    Aug 22, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    An Idaho woman who is barred from carrying a functional firearm for self-defense if she visits federal recreational facilities today filed a final brief urging an Idaho federal district court to issue a summary judgment in her favor.
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  • Michigan Landowners Battle Attempt to Dismiss Property Rights Case

    Aug 19, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Michigan landowners who own property in the Wolverine State’s Upper Peninsula today filed a brief opposing an effort by federal lawyers to dismiss the lawsuit they filed against the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for barring use of their waterfront property.
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  • Legal Brief on University of Texas’ Use of Race Accepted

    Aug 19, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    The motion of a western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation to file a brief urging the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to rehear a case on the constitutionality of the use of racial quotas by universities following a three-judge panel’s 2-1 ruling was granted today.
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  • Taxpayer Group Loses Appeal In Bridge Tax Case

    Aug 14, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today suffered a defeat before the Colorado Court of Appeals in the group’s 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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  • Michigan Landowners Represented in Court in Property Rights Fight

    Aug 14, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Michigan landowners who own property in the Wolverine State’s Upper Peninsula today were represented in court to challenge the right of environmental groups to intervene in a lawsuit they filed against the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for denying them the right to use waterfront property.
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  • Michigan Landowners Battle Enviro Entry In Property Rights Lawsuit

    Aug 12, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Michigan landowners who own property in the Wolverine State’s Upper Peninsula today challenged the right of environmental groups to intervene in a lawsuit they filed against the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for denying them the right to use waterfront property pursuant to Michigan law and a prior federal court ruling.
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  • Nebraska Parties Urged To Settle Misuse of Mandatory Dues Lawsuit

    Aug 11, 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 had his motion for summary judgment denied by the Nebraska federal district court; the court also denied the bar association’s motion.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Lose In Challenge To Aspen’s Bag Tax

    Aug 11, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado nonprofit, public-interest group that educates others on the dangers of excessive taxation, regulation, and government spending and protects citizens’ right to petition government today lost the first stage of its challenge to the constitutionality of a bag tax imposed by the City of Aspen.
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  • Non-Indians Sued By Montana Tribes Reply and Seek Dismissal of Lawsuit

    Aug 06, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two families sued by Montana Indian Tribes in Montana federal district court today replied to a brief by the Tribes and again urged the district court to dismiss the lawsuit.
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  • University of Texas’ Use of Race Must Be Reheard

    Aug 05, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation today urged the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to rehear a case regarding the constitutionality of the use of racial quotas by universities following a three-judge panel’s 2-1 ruling.
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  • Man Who Waited 30 Years to Drill Wins Draws Oil Patch Support

    Jul 28, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Louisiana man issued a federal oil and gas lease in 1982, but denied the right to explore his property since initial approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985 and who sued to demand the right to use his property today won friend of the court support from the Montana Petroleum Association.
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  • Arkansas Family Files Multi-Million Dollar Tort Claim Against the USA

    Jul 28, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    An Arkansas family, the forebearers of which settled in the Ozark Mountains in 1808, today filed a nearly five million dollar tort lawsuit against the United States in Arkansas federal district court.
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  • New York Property Owners Appeal Dismissal Of Lawsuit

    Jul 25, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A coalition of 70,000 New York land-owners and three property owners today appealed a state trial court’s decision dismissing their lawsuit against Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New York Department of Health (DOH), and two State officials—the DEC and DOC commissioners.
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  • Taxpayers’ Fight for Right To Stop Spending Off to Supreme Court

    Jul 22, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    Colorado taxpayers defending their right to limit spending by use of a constitutional amendment today learned that an adverse ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit appears headed to the Supreme Court of the United States
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  • California Energy Group Disappointed With Settlement

    Jul 17, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A California nonprofit, non-partisan trade association that represents 450 independent crude oil and natural gas producers, royalty owners, and service and supply companies today noted its disappointment with a California federal district court’s settlement of a suit challenging federal oil and gas leasing in the nation’s hottest new shale play.
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  • University of Texas’ Use of Race Heads for U.S. Supreme Court

    Jul 15, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation today noted the likely determination by the Supreme Court of the United States of the constitutionality of the use of racial quotas by universities following a 2-1 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
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  • New York Court Dismisses Property Owners’ Lawsuit

    Jul 14, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A coalition of 70,000 New York land-owners and three property owners suffered defeat today when a state court granted a motion to dismiss their lawsuit filed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New York Department of Health (DOH), and two State officials—the DEC and DOC commissioners.
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  • Feds Ordered To Pay Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses For Illegal Breach

    Jul 14, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    The federal government was ordered to pay a Colorado man more than a third of a million dollars in attorneys’ fees and expenses for illegally breaching a producing and valuable geothermal lease.
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