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  • Wyoming Stockmen Urge Affirmance of Wild Horse Ruling

    Jan 29, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Wyoming nonprofit association that began in 1872 and represents 1,000 beef cattle producers today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to affirm the March of 2015 ruling by a Wyoming federal district court that refused to overturn a mandate that the Secretary of the Department of the Interior must fulfill her duty to manage wild horses on federal, state, and private lands in one of the nation’s largest counties, in southcentral Wyoming along the Colorado border.
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  • United States Government May Not Evade Superfund Responsibility

    Jan 26, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two century old mining associations today filed an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, urging the court to overturn the ruling of a federal district court in New Mexico that the United States does not share liability for a “Superfund” site on its land.
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  • Reagan Era Energy Lessee Files Brief: No Right to Cancel Its Lease

    Jan 19, 2016 | 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 approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985, today responded formally to a brief filed by the United States government in which it argued that it has authority to cancel his lease and will cancel his lease as soon as its proposed schedule for doing so is approved by the federal court.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Welcomes Supreme Court Decision

    Jan 19, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience litigating to compel federal agencies to adhere to the rule of law today welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to review a ruling by a federal appeals court upholding a Texas federal district court decision that struck down an Obama administration decree.
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  • State Department’s Race-Based Hiring Is Unconstitutional

    Jan 08, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience enforcing the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee today urged the Supreme Court of the United States to review a ruling by a federal appeals court upholding the ability of the U.S. Department of States to hire Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) on the basis of race.
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  • FAA Violated Constitutional Rights, Federal Class Action Charges

    Dec 30, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience enforcing the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee today sued the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other agencies and officials for violating its clients’ rights.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers File Reply Brief in Appeal of RTD Taxes Ruling

    Dec 16, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today filed its reply brief of its appeal of a ruling by a Denver County District Court rejecting its argument that new taxes being collected by three Colorado governmental entities violate the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Wyoming Stockmen Urge Dismissal of Wild Horse Suit Be Reversed

    Dec 14, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Wyoming nonprofit association that began in 1872 and represents 1,000 beef cattle producers today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to annul a Wyoming district court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by Wyoming demanding the Secretary of the Department of the Interior fulfill her legal duty to remove excess wild horses on public lands, including in one of the nation’s largest counties, in central Wyoming along the Colorado border.
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  • Postal Service Gun Ban Draws Supreme Court Petition

    Dec 08, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado man and a national gun rights group today asked the Supreme Court of the United States to review a 2-1 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit reversing the ruling of a Colorado federal district court striking down U.S. Postal Service regulations restricting Second Amendment rights.
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  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Tells Appeals Court EPA Land Grab Not Moot

    Dec 01, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Wyoming Farm Bureau today filed a supplement brief at the request of a federal appeals court in its battle to reverse a decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that granted the Northern Arapahoe Tribe and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe—of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fremont and Hot Springs Counties in west central Wyoming—jurisdiction over 1.48 million acres of Wyoming.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Urges High Court Review of ObamaCare

    Nov 25, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience challenging the constitutionality of federal laws today filed a friend of the court brief with the Supreme Court of the United States urging that it review an appeals court decision regarding ObamaCare.
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  • Miners “Waters of the United States” Challenge to Sixth Circuit

    Nov 24, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 120-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members today learned its lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and their top officials over newly released final rules that purport to define “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act (CWA) had been transferred to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Responds to Federal Filing

    Nov 23, 2015 | 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 approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985, today responded to a brief filed by the United States government in which it argued that it has authority to cancel his lease.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Seek Rehearing in Aspen Bag Tax Appeal

    Nov 18, 2015 | 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 urged the Colorado Court of Appeals to rehear its case; earlier a three-judge panel denied the appeal.
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  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Battles EPA Land Grab at Appeals Court

    Nov 17, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Wyoming Farm Bureau today heard its lawsuit argued before a federal appeals court in its battle to reverse a decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that granted the Northern Arapahoe Tribe and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe—of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fremont and Hot Springs Counties in west central Wyoming—jurisdiction over 1.48 million acres of Wyoming.
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  • Californian Denied Rehearing on Denial of Attorneys’ Fees

    Nov 12, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A California miner who won the right to placer mine on his claim in the mountains of northern California after a 2007 ruling by the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) today was denied en banc review of the decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit not to overturn the ruling of a California federal district court that he may not be reimbursed by the United States for his legal expenses for his victory.
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  • Victorious Wyoming Man Fights Feds for Legal Fees

    Nov 12, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Wyoming man who won a huge victory before the Supreme Court of the United States by reversing rulings of 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 belongs to the United States and recently got his land back today replied to the United States’ opposition to his request for attorneys’ fees and expenses.
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  • Miners Challenge EPA’s New “Waters of the United States” Rules

    Nov 09, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 120-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members today filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the District of Columbia against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and their top officials over newly released final rules that purport to define “waters of the United States” as set forth in the Clean Water Act (CWA).
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  • Western Legal Foundation Welcomes Landmark Immigration Ruling

    Nov 09, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience litigating to compel federal agencies to adhere to the rule of law today welcomed a 2-1 ruling by a federal appeals court upholding a Texas federal district court injunction that barred implementation of an Obama administration decree.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Lose Appeal of Aspen Bag Tax Case

    Nov 05, 2015 | 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 its appeal before the Colorado Court of Appeals.
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