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  • Western Legal Group Files in “One Man-One Vote” Appeal

    Aug 07, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation today urged the Supreme Court of the United States to rule in favor of two Texans challenging the manner in which Texas state senate districts are apportioned.
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  • Western Legal Group Sides with Utah In Quiet Title Case

    Aug 06, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience seeking to quiet title to land in the face of actions by the federal government disputing a landowner’s rights today filed a friend of the court brief in support of Utah in its action against the United States of America.
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  • Michigan Landowners Appear at Appeals Court in Land Rights Case

    Aug 04, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    wo Michigan landowners in the Wolverine State’s Upper Peninsula today appeared with their attorney before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to urge the appellate panel to reverse a ruling of a Michigan federal district court dismissing their lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for barring use of waterfront property that they own.
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  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Bars TABOR Lawsuit

    Jul 31, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    Colorado taxpayers defending the right to limit spending by use of a constitutional amendment today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to rule that Colorado legislators may not challenge the constitutionality of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Arkansas Family: Feds Responsible for Tortious Acts on Farm

    Jul 30, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    An Arkansas family, the forebearers of which settled in the Ozark Mountains in 1808, today urged an Arkansas federal district court to hold the federal government liable in the family’s nearly five million dollar tort lawsuit against the United States.
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  • Arkansas Shocker: Feds Claim Ownership in Tortious Trespass Case

    Jul 30, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    An Arkansas family, the forebearers of which settled in the Ozark Mountains in 1808, today responded to a claim by federal lawyers that the government adversely possessed the family’s land as its defense against a five million dollar tort lawsuit naming the United States in Arkansas federal district court.
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  • Federal Judge Vindicates Man Who Waited 32 Years to Drill

    Jul 27, 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 initial approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985 and who sued to obtain the right to use his property today won an order from a federal district court.
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  • Idaho Woman Draws Amici Support Against U.S. Army Corps

    Jul 15, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    An Idaho woman who is barred from carrying a functional firearm for self-defense when she visits vast federal recreational facilities today drew the support of three friends of the court in her defense of her victory before an Idaho federal district court, which ruled the federal government’s ban on firearms violates the Second Amendment, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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  • Feds Demand More Delay For Man Who Waited 32 Years to Drill

    Jul 14, 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 initial approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985 and who sued to demand the right to use his property objected to a new demand by a federal agency for more delay.
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  • Western Legal Group Aids Michigan Landowners

    Jul 14, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience seeking “just compensation” for the “unconstitutional taking” of private property for “public purpose” today filed a friend of the court brief in support of Muskegon County, Michigan landowners seeking constitutional relief for use of their private property for a public trail.
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  • National Mining Group Defends California Miner

    Jul 13, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 120-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members today sought to file a friend of the court brief before the California Supreme Court in defense of a miner charged with violating the State’s criminal prohibition against suction dredge mining.
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  • Idaho Woman Fights U.S. Army Corps Gun Ban at Appeals Court

    Jul 08, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    An Idaho woman who is barred from carrying a functional firearm for self-defense when she visits vast federal recreational facilities today defended her victory before an Idaho federal district court, which ruled the federal government’s ban on firearms violates the Second Amendment, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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  • U.S. Supreme Court Remands TABOR Lawsuit

    Jun 30, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    Colorado taxpayers defending the right to limit spending by use of a constitutional amendment today learned that the Supreme Court of the United States returned the ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to that court for a ruling consistent with the Court’s holding in an Arizona case.
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  • Colorado Supreme Court Declines to Hear Tax Case

    Jun 29, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today learned the Colorado Supreme Court declined, over the objection of one justice, to review the August of 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 TABOR (Colorado Constitution’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights).
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  • Colorado Hospital Tax Is Unconstitutional Says Lawsuit

    Jun 29, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today served two Colorado entities and their officials for violation of the Colorado Constitution’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • U.S. Supreme Court Will Review University of Texas’ Use of Race

    Jun 29, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience in constitutional issues today celebrated the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to review a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that upheld the constitutionality of the use of racial quotas by universities.
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  • Postal Service Gun Ban Lawsuit Yields Split Decision at Appeals Court

    Jun 26, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado man and a national gun rights group learned today of their defeat before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the appeal of a Colorado federal district court ruling on Postal Service regulations; however, they were heartened by a bold dissent in their favor.
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  • Western Nonprofit Legal Foundation Faults ObamaCare IRS Ruling

    Jun 25, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience before the Supreme Court of the United States today expressed its dismay with the 6-3 ruling of the Court upholding regulations adopted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that conflict with the express language enacted in the law known as ObamaCare.
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  • Western Group Praises “Unconstitutional Taking” Ruling on FDR Law

    Jun 22, 2015 | 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 celebrated a ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States reversing a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and holding that a regulatory program adopted in the Great Depression caused the “taking” of a California family’s crops.
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  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Replies to Arguments in EPA Indian Ruling

    Jun 22, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Wyoming Farm Bureau today filed a reply brief and urged a federal appeals court to reverse a decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granting 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 the City of Riverton, Wyoming.
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