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  • Western Legal Foundation Praises President Trump for Reducing Utah Monuments

    Dec 04, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience battling illegal orders, decrees, and regulations by the federal government regarding western federal land today applauded the decision by President Trump to reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah illegally declared by Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
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  • Colorado Taxpayer Urge Upholding Ruling That Killed Endless TABOR Lawsuit

    Dec 04, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    Colorado taxpayers, defending their right to have the final say regarding new taxes imposed upon them, today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to uphold the ruling of a federal district court that various political subdivisions (eight school districts, a county commission, and a special district) cannot challenge the constitutionality of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Michigan Landowners Urge Affirmance of Their Victory at Appeals Court

    Dec 01, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Michigan landowners in the Wolverine State’s Upper Peninsula who were victorious at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit over the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for barring them from using their state-law created property rights today responded to environmental groups’ motion for en banc review of the ruling.
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  • Wyoming Stock Growers Comment on Feds’ New Sage Grouse Plan

    Nov 17, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Wyoming nonprofit association that began in 1872 and represents over 1,000 livestock producers filed its comments today regarding federal officials’ notice of intent to change the management of federal lands in Wyoming and to change an earlier policy that extorted actions of third parties who use those lands, ostensibly all to aid the greater sage grouse.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Appear Before Supreme Court in RTD Lawsuit

    Nov 14, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends taxpayers’ rights today participated in oral arguments before the Colorado Supreme Court following the court’s decision in January of 2017 to review a ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals.
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  • 111317 - DeVos Letter

    Nov 14, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
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  • Westerner Renews Call for Ending Obama Racial Quotas in School Discipline

    Nov 14, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western legal and public policy expert who has argued and won cases before the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee urged the Trump administration to withdraw a 2014 order by the Obama administration establishing racial quotas for disciplining public school students.
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  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Prevails Again in EPA Land Grab Case

    Nov 07, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation prevailed again today in its challenge to an edict from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when a Denver-based federal appeals court panel reaffirmed its 2-1 ruling vacating the EPA’s ruling.
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  • Taxpayer Group Opposes Intervention In Healthcare Case

    Oct 16, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today filed its opposition to a motion by the Colorado Hospital Association to intervene in the group’s lawsuit alleging a state statute violates the Colorado Constitution’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Western Legal Foundation Rues Denial of Certiorari in Race-Based Contracting Case

    Oct 16, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation that won a landmark victory over race-based decision-making before the Supreme Court of the United States learned today that its attempt to return to the Court on behalf of a Texas company seeking to end the federal government’s unconstitutional use of race to award contracts was denied.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Aids Texans in Endangered Species Act Abuse Battle

    Oct 03, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    For decades, a small businessman in rural Texas has allowed youth groups, 4-H clubs, and other members of the community to use his family farm for outdoor education and recreation, free of charge.
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  • Taxpayer Group Opposes Motion to Dismiss in Healthcare Case

    Sep 28, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today responded to a motion to dismiss filed by two Colorado entities and their officials that the group alleges violated the Colorado Constitution’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Reagan Era Lessee’s Pursuit of Attorneys’ Fees for Beating Feds Dismissed

    Sep 26, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Louisiana man was issued a federal oil and gas lease in 1982, but has been denied the right to explore his property ever since. Today the motion he filed for attorneys’ fees and expenses was dismissed without prejudice.
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  • Small Miners Group and Legal Foundation File “Waters of the United States” Comments

    Sep 26, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 122-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members and a western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation today filed comments on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed rule to rescind the existing definition of “waters of the United States,” as promulgated in 2015, and recodify the pre-2015 definition as the first step in a two-step process to review and revise the definition of “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act (CWA).
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  • Idaho Woman Urges Trump Administration to End Unconstitutional Corps Firearm Ban

    Sep 13, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    An Idaho woman who is barred from carrying a functional firearm for self-defense while visiting vast federal recreational facilities today urged the Trump administration to end its unconstitutional ban on her Second Amendment rights.
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  • Michigan Landowners’ Victory at Appeals Court Tested by Greens

    Sep 11, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Michigan landowners in the Wolverine State’s Upper Peninsula who won a huge victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit against the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for barring them from using their waterfront property learned today that environmental groups seek en banc review of the ruling.
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  • Western Group and Property Rights Expert Urge Supreme Court: Protect Property Rights

    Aug 31, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience defending private property rights and a renowned legal historian and property rights expert today urged the Supreme Court of the United States to restore the full constitutional rights of private property owners by ruling those rights can be invalidated only by an Article III court, that is, a federal district court, after a trial by jury.
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  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Supports Appeals Court Ruling in EPA Land Grab Case

    Aug 31, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Wyoming Farm Bureau today urged a Denver-based federal appeals court to reject efforts to overturn a 2-1 ruling by a three-judge panel that earlier struck down an edict from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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  • Wyoming Association Battles Green’s Climate Change Scheme

    Aug 17, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    Wyoming’s oldest and largest oil and gas industry trade association today filed its friend of the court brief with a federal district court in Montana to prevent environmental groups from ending energy development in the Powder River Basin.
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  • Western Legal Outfit Joins Fight Against Fed’s Seizure of Private Land in Louisiana

    Aug 11, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western, nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience fighting abuses of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) today joined a nationally significant lawsuit to defend the right of Louisiana landowners not to have their land seized by federal agencies as “habitat” for listed species, even though the species is not found on the property nor is the land hospitable to it.
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