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  • Western Legal Foundation Supports Texas on Voter Identification

    Apr 29, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience challenging unconstitutional aspects of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) today filed a friend of the court brief in support of the State of Texas urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sitting en banc to reverse the rulings of a federal district court and a three-judge panel.
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  • Miners Sue Over Ten Million Acre Sage-Grouse Land Lockup

    Apr 19, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 120-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members today filed its complaint in federal district court in Washington, D.C. challenging a decision by federal officials, allegedly to protect the sage-grouse, to restrict unlawfully mineral exploration and development on millions of acres of federal land in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming.
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  • Wisconsin Wrongfully Takes Landowners Private Property

    Apr 18, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience battling attempts by State and local government to deny landowners their right to use their private property today urged the Supreme Court of the United States to limit the applicability of a decades old ruling that was applied to a Wisconsin family that seeks to use two contiguous lots that their family has owned for decades.
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  • Class Action Lawsuit Against FAA for Constitutional Breach Expands

    Apr 18, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience enforcing the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee today expanded its lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other agencies and officials for violating its clients’ rights.
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  • Reagan Era Lessee Amends Lawsuit, Fights Illegal Lease Cancellation

    Apr 15, 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 first approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985, today filed an amended complaint to challenge the federal government’s cancellation of his lease and voiding of his APD, which was suspended in 1993.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Supports States At Supreme Court

    Apr 04, 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 urged the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold the ruling by a federal appeals court that affirmed a Texas federal district court decision that struck down an Obama administration decree.
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  • Michigan Landowners, After Appeals Court Win, Seek Judgment

    Apr 01, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Michigan landowners in the Wolverine State’s Upper Peninsula, fresh from an October of 2015 victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which reinstated their lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for barring use of waterfront property that they own, today urged a Michigan federal district court to grant them summary judgment.
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  • Reagan Era Lessee Will Fight Obama Officials’ Lease Cancellation

    Mar 28, 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 first approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985, today responded to the federal government’s cancellation of his lease and voiding of his APD, which was suspended in 1993.
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  • Wyoming Association Fights Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Rules

    Mar 11, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Wyoming’s oldest and largest oil and gas industry trade association today urged a Wyoming federal district court to strike down federal rules regulating hydraulic fracturing issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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  • Corps of Engineers Violates Supreme Court Ruling

    Mar 02, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience battling abuses of federal law by administrative agencies today urged the Supreme Court of the United States to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to comply with the Court’s rulings.
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  • Postal Service Says the Second Amendment Is a Second Class Right

    Feb 23, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado man and a national gun rights group today responded to the brief filed by the U.S. Postal Service in their landmark case. They again 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 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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