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  • Congress Fails to Address Constitutional Injuries Suffered by Class Members

    Aug 19, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience enforcing the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee today filed an amended complaint in its lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other agencies and officials, for violating its clients’ rights, following congressional action.
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  • Idahoans Seek to Amend School District Lawsuit for Union Activity

    Aug 11, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Idahoans relying on their State’s constitutional bar on the use of public funds to finance union activity today sought to amend their lawsuit against a school district and school and union officials seeking to end all unconstitutional expenditures.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Seek Supreme Court Review in RTD Taxes Lawsuit

    Aug 11, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today urged the Colorado Supreme Court to review a ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals that upheld 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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  • Class Action Lawsuit Naming FAA for Constitutional Breach Resumes

    Aug 04, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience enforcing the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee today announced a court order requiring resumption of its lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other agencies and officials, for violating its clients’ rights, to await congressional action.
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  • Michigan Landowners File Notice of Appeal

    Aug 02, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Michigan landowners in the Wolverine State’s Upper Peninsula today filed their notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit after suffering defeat before a Michigan federal district court; thus, they return to the Sixth Circuit where they, in October of 2015, won a victory over an earlier ruling by the district court and had their lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for barring use of waterfront property that they own reinstated.
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  • Western Legal Group Defends North Carolina Voter ID Requirement

    Jul 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 expressed dismay with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that upheld a ruling by a North Carolina federal district court.
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  • Lawsuit Naming FAA for Constitutional Breach Seeks to Resume

    Jul 29, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience enforcing the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee today announced its effort to resume its lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other agencies and officials, for violating its clients’ rights, to await congressional action.
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  • Miners Oppose Fed’s Demand to Break Up Land Lockup Case

    Jul 25, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 120-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members today filed opposed efforts by federal lawyers to break up and transfer 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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  • Miners Join in Fight to Save Mining Law from State Moratorium

    Jul 21, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 120-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with over 2,100 members today filed a friend of the court brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn an Oregon federal district court ruling that Oregon’s ban on mining on federal lands is not preempted by federal law.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Laments Texas Voter Identification Ruling

    Jul 20, 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 expressed its regret and dismay with the 8-5 ruling against the State of Texas by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sitting en banc in reviewing the rulings of a federal district court and a three-judge panel.
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  • Western Group and Legal Expert Aid Michigan Landowners

    Jul 05, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience seeking “just compensation” for the taking of “private property” for “public use” and a renowned legal historian and property rights expert 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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  • Colorado Taxpayers Argue at Court of Appeals in RTD Taxes Lawsuit

    Jun 30, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today lost 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 Energy Group Challenges Fed’s Wind Energy Bias

    Jun 29, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) today challenged federal regulations that fail to assure all oil and gas operators that they will receive the same treatment regarding the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act as that accorded wind energy developers.
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  • U.S. Supreme Court Fails to End Use of Race by Universities

    Jun 23, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience in constitutional issues, which filed a friend of the court brief with the Supreme Court of the United States urging that it reverse a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, expressed its dismay with the Court 5-3 ruling that upheld the constitutionality of the use of racial quotas by universities.
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  • Miners Challenge EPA’s “Waters of the United States” Rules

    Jun 23, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 120-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members today filed a lawsuit in 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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  • Wyoming Association Celebrates Hydraulic Fracturing Ruling

    Jun 21, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Wyoming’s oldest and largest oil and gas industry trade association today welcomed a Wyoming federal district court’s ruling striking down federal rules regulating hydraulic fracturing as issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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  • Western Legal Group Defends North Carolina Voter ID Requirement

    Jun 16, 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 North Carolina urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to uphold a ruling by a North Carolina federal district court.
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  • Montana Coal Group Helps Defeat Minnesota’s Interstate Commerce Ban

    Jun 15, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Montana nonprofit industry trade association today praised the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, consistent with its friend of the court brief urging affirmance of the decision of a Minnesota federal district court that a law enacted by Minnesota violates the Commerce Clause.
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  • Michigan Landowners Suffer Defeat; Will Return to Appeals Court

    Jun 14, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Michigan landowners in the Wolverine State’s Upper Peninsula today suffered defeat before a Michigan federal district court but plan to appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit where they, in October of 2015, won a victory over an earlier ruling by the district court and had their lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for barring use of waterfront property that they own reinstated.
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  • Wyoming Groups Seek to Intervene in Sage-Grouse Lawsuit

    Jun 10, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Wyoming groups today fought back against four environmental groups that oppose their right to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the environmental groups in Idaho federal district court to prevent use of millions of acres of federal land allegedly to protect the greater sage-grouse.
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