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  • Idaho Woman Wins: U.S. Army Corps Gun Ban Unconstitutional

    Oct 14, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    An Idaho woman who is barred from carrying a functional firearm for self-defense when she visits federal recreational facilities prevailed today with the ruling of an Idaho federal district court that the federal government ban on firearms violates the Second Amendment.
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  • Landowner Urges Ruling Over County for Denying Property Rights

    Oct 14, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Minnesota company that owns valuable residential property in Keystone, Colorado but is barred from using the land today urged a Colorado state court to rule in its favor over Summit County and its officials for violating its rights—under the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and parts of the Colorado Constitution—to use its property.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Urge Favorable Ruling Over RTD Taxes

    Oct 10, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today urged a Denver County District Court to rule that taxes being collected by three Colorado governmental entities violate the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Western Group Urges Review of FDR Era Unconstitutional Provision

    Oct 08, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western, nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience battling for the payment of “just compensation” for the “unconstitutional taking” of property today urged the Supreme Court of the United States to review a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit involving a regulatory program adopted during the Great Depression that caused the “taking” of a California family’s crops.
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  • U.S. Postal Service Gun Ban Lawsuit Argued at Appeals Court

    Oct 01, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado man and a national gun rights group were represented today before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in their cross-appeal of the ruling of a Colorado federal district court on Postal Service regulations.
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  • Ohio Woman Ordered to Brief Law in Gun Ban Case

    Sep 30, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    An Ohio woman who travels to Illinois to visit and reside in a friend’s home today was ordered by an Illinois federal district court to file new legal briefs in her suit against Illinois officials in her efforts to have a state law barring her from possessing a firearm or ammunition in Illinois ruled unconstitutional.
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  • Miners Lose in Challenge to Million Acre Land Withdrawal

    Sep 30, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 119-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members today suffered defeat in an Arizona federal district court in its attempt to void a decision by the Secretary of the Interior locking up a million acres of federal land in northwestern Arizona be invalidated.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Notice Appeal in Aspen Bag Tax Case

    Sep 26, 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 filed notice of its appeal of the ruling by a Colorado district court in the group’s challenge to the constitutionality of a bag tax imposed by the City of Aspen.
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  • Nebraska Parties Settle Misuse of Mandatory Dues Lawsuit

    Sep 26, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Nebraska attorney who sued the Nebraska State Bar Association in federal district court in Lincoln for its violation of his rights under both the U.S. Constitution’s First and Fourteenth Amendments today celebrated issuance of an order by the Nebraska federal district court dismissing the lawsuit on a joint motion with the association.
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  • Taxpayer Group Seeks Colorado Supreme Court Review in Tax Case

    Sep 25, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today petitioned the Colorado Supreme Court to hear and reverse the August 2014 Court of Appeals ruling in the group’s appeal of a Colorado state district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against two Colorado bodies and their officials for violating the Colorado Constitution’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Michigan Landowners Suffer Dismissal Of Property Rights Case

    Sep 24, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Michigan landowners who own property in the Wolverine State’s Upper Peninsula today had their suit against the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for barring use of waterfront property they own dismissed.
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  • Man Who Waited 30 Years to Drill Files Reply Brief

    Sep 22, 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 filed his final brief in opposition to arguments made by the United States.
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  • Miners Argue for a Ruling On Illegal Million Acre Withdrawal

    Sep 09, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 119-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members appeared in an Arizona federal district court today to urge that a decision by the Secretary of the Interior locking up a million acres of federal land in northwestern Arizona be invalidated.
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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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