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  • Wisconsin Family Loses Property Rights Battle

    Jun 23, 2017 | 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 expressed its grave disappointment of the Supreme Court of the United States to failure limit the use 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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  • Colorado Taxpayers Appear at Colorado Supreme Court in Aspen Bag Tax Appeal

    Jun 07, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado nonprofit, public-interest group that educates citizens on the dangers of excessive taxation, regulation, and government spending and protects their right to petition government today argued its case at the Colorado Supreme Court following the court’s decision in September of 2016 to review the ruling of the Colorado Court of Appeals that upheld the constitutionality of a bag tax imposed by the City of Aspen.
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  • Oil and Gas Company Suffers Another Defeat by Administrative Judge

    May 31, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A small Colorado energy company that holds valuable federal oil and gas leases, but was denied its right to explore them, today suffered yet another defeat before a federal administrative judge who ruled in its administrative appeal of a case as to which the company sought consolidation with the case a judge ruled on days ago.
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  • Western Group and Legal Expert Lament Michigan Landowners’ Loss

    May 31, 2017 | 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 expressed dismay with the ruling against Muskegon County, Michigan landowners who sought constitutional relief for use of their private property for a public trail before a three-judge appellate panel.
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  • Wyoming Man Settles Legal Fees Claim After SCOTUS Victory

    May 16, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    May 16, 2017 – DENVER, CO. A Wyoming man who won a huge victory before the Supreme Court of the United States by reversing rulings of a Wyoming federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in favor of the U.S. Forest Service in a dispute over whether his land belongs to the United States and later got his land back today settled his claim for attorneys’ fees and expenses with the agency.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Praises Ruling in Racial Preference Case

    May 16, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    May 16, 2017 – DENVER, CO. 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 today celebrated the decision of a federal appeals court that overturned the ruling of a Montana federal district court upholding the use of racial preferences in highway contracting.
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  • Miners Oppose Belated Enviro Intervention in Ten Million Acre Sage-Grouse Lockup Case

    May 10, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 120-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members today filed its opposition to the belated attempt by four environmental groups to intervene in a lawsuit it filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C. in 2016 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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  • Oil and Gas Company Suffers Defeat by Administrative Judge

    May 10, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A small Colorado energy company that holds valuable federal oil and gas leases, but was denied its right to explore them, today suffered defeat before a federal administrative judge who ruled in its administrative appeal of the denial.
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  • Department of Justice Letter

    May 08, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
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  • Colorado Federal District Court Kills Long-Running TABOR Lawsuit

    May 05, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    Colorado taxpayers defending the right to limit spending by use of a constitutional amendment today celebrated the ruling of a federal district court that individual Colorado legislators may not challenge the constitutionality of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Supreme Court of the United States Briefed on “Waters of the United States” Challenge

    May 03, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 122-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members today briefed the Supreme Court of the United States following its decision to decide a key procedural matter in the association’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and top officials over final rules that purport to define “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act (CWA) after odd rulings from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
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  • EPA’s Attempt to Bury Its Colorado Gold Mine Disaster Is Illegal

    Apr 26, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western, nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience litigating regarding environmental statutes today filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on behalf of two national mining groups, a Colorado miner, and his company to join in challenging designation of a Superfund site.
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  • New Mexico Ranch Disappointed with Mexico Wolf Plan Loss at Federal Appeals Court

    Apr 24, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit legal foundation with decades of experience litigating on behalf of westerners against abuses of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) today expressed its disappointment with the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit reversing the ruling of a New Mexico federal district court in favor of the State of New Mexico for the refusal of federal officials to comply with State Law regarding the Mexican wolf.
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  • DOJ Response to Pendley School Discipline Letter 042117

    Apr 21, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
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  • Western Legal Foundation Seeks End to Race-Based Awarding of Federal Contracts

    Apr 13, 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 today filed a petition for writ of certiorari on behalf of a Texas company that suffered defeats in its attempt to end the federal government’s use of race to award contracts as unconstitutional, both before a federal district court and a court of appeals.
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  • Department of Education Letter dated 040717

    Apr 07, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
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  • Letter to DOJ and DOE regarding Racial Disparity Letter

    Apr 04, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
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  • Westerner Calls for Voiding of Obama Race-Based School Discipline Policy

    Apr 04, 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 today urged the Trump administration to withdraw a controversial 2014 order by the Obama administration requiring public schools to discipline students on the basis of their race.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Dismayed by Ruling Against Utah Landowners

    Mar 29, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience challenging application of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) today expressed its disappointment with a ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver in an appeal filed by Utah landowners.
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  • Westerner Calls for Withdrawal of Illegal Obama Immigration Decree

    Mar 28, 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 today urged the Trump administration to withdraw a controversial 2014 immigration order by the Obama administration.
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