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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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  • 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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  • Man Who Waited 32 Years to Drill In Federal Court

    Jun 10, 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 had his case argued today in an expedited hearing before a federal court.
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  • Federal Court Upholds Race-Based Contracting

    Jun 05, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    The federal government’s use of race to award contracts is constitutional a federal district court ruled today rejecting arguments made by a nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation that won a landmark victory over race-based decision-making before the Supreme Court of the United States.
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  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Draws Support of Local Hospital in EPA Battle

    May 28, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Wyoming Farm Bureau today drew the support of Riverton Memorial Hospital in its federal appeals court 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 the City of Riverton and its residents.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Defends Utah Landowners

    May 27, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience challenging application of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) today had its friend of the court brief in support of Utah landowners accepted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Welcomes Immigration Ruling

    May 26, 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 ruling by a federal appeals court upholding a Texas federal district court decision that struck down an Obama administration decree.
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  • Supreme Court Will Hear Texans’ “One Man-One Vote” Appeal

    May 26, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation today welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to hear a case brought by two Texans challenging the manner in which Texas state senate districts are apportioned.
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  • Man Who Waited 30 Years to Drill Wins Expedited Hearing

    May 21, 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 today won an expedited hearing and oral arguments before a federal court.
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  • Non-Indians Sued By Montana Tribes Win Dismissal of Lawsuit

    May 18, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two families sued by Montana Indian Tribes in Montana federal district court today prevailed in their efforts to have the lawsuit filed against them dismissed when the district court granted their motion.
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  • Western Ranchers Sustain Big Grazing Victory at Appeals Court

    May 15, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two ranching organizations, an Arizona ranch, and an Arizona rancher today won a major victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit when a three-judge panel affirmed a ruling by an Arizona federal district court that granted them summary judgment over a demand by environmental groups that grazing permits be revoked and then subjected to lengthy federal environmental review.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Argues Against Immigration Rule

    May 11, 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 filed a friend of the court brief with a federal appeals court urging it to uphold a Texas federal district court ruling that struck down an Obama administration decree.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Urges End to Racial Preferences

    May 08, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western legal foundation with decades of experience and multiple appearances at the Supreme Court of the United States challenging the use of racial preferences or quotas urged a federal appeals court to reject their use in federal highway contracting.
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  • Man Who Waited 30 Years to Drill Seeks Expedited Hearing

    Apr 30, 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 today sought an expedited hearing and oral arguments before a federal court.
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  • Wyoming Stockmen Disappointed with Wild Horse Suit Dismissal

    Apr 21, 2015 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Wyoming nonprofit association that began in 1872 and represents 1,000 beef cattle producers today expressed disappointed with the decision of a Wyoming federal district court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Wyoming demanding that the Secretary of the Department of the Interior fulfill her 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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  • Colorado Taxpayers Reply in Appeal of Aspen Bag Tax Case

    Apr 20, 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 filed its reply brief with the Colorado Court of Appeals.
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