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  • Victorious Wyoming Man Denied Legal Fees

    Sep 28, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    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 recently got his land back today was denied his request for attorneys’ fees and expenses by a Wyoming federal district court.
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  • Wyoming Association Urges Upholding of Hydraulic Fracturing Ruling

    Sep 23, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Wyoming’s oldest and largest oil and gas industry trade association today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to uphold the ruling of a Wyoming federal district court striking down federal rules regulating hydraulic fracturing as issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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  • Reagan Era Lessee Draws Support in Fight over Obama Officials’ Lease Cancellation

    Sep 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 first approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985, today drew the support of a national and a Montana group in his efforts to have a federal district court hold unlawful and set aside the Obama administration’s cancellation of his 33-year-old lease and disapproval of his 23-year-old approved APD, which was suspended in 1993.
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  • Reagan Era Lessee Fights Obama Officials’ Lease Cancellation

    Sep 12, 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 urged a federal district court to hold unlawful and set aside the Obama administration’s cancellation of his 33-year-old lease and disapproval of his 23-year-old approved APD, which was suspended in 1993.
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  • Appeals Court Fails To Strike Down Race-Based Contracting

    Sep 09, 2016 | 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 bemoaned the refusal of a federal appeals court to strike down the federal government’s use of race to award contracts as unconstitutional and thus overturn an earlier ruling by a federal district court.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Celebrate Supreme Court Review of Aspen Bag Tax

    Sep 06, 2016 | 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 hailed the decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to review the ruling of the Colorado Court of Appeals upholding the constitutionality of a bag tax imposed by the City of Aspen.
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  • National Mining Group Laments California Mining Ruling

    Aug 22, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 120-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members that filed a friend of the court brief before the California Supreme Court in defense of a miner charged with violating the State’s criminal prohibition against suction dredge mining today lamented the ruling of the court that the federal mining law does not preemption California’s ban on suction dredge mining.
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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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