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  • Wyoming Association Relieved by Ruling on Green’s Climate Change Scheme

    Mar 26, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    Wyoming’s oldest and largest oil and gas industry trade association today expressed relief with a Montana federal district court’s ruling in a lawsuit in which it filed a friend of the court brief to assist federal agencies and private parties in battling a scheme by environmental groups to require further environmental studies of “climate change.”
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  • Louisiana Man Appears in Federal Court to Defend Reagan Era Contract

    Mar 14, 2018 | 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 had his case argued before a District of Columbia federal district court.
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  • Wyoming Ranchers Win Right to Be Heard to Defend Against Grizzly Bears Predation

    Mar 14, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    Today, a federal judge agreed that Wyoming ranchers add an important voice to the discussion over how to deal with the rebounded grizzly bear population around Yellowstone National Park.
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  • Colorado Woman Asks Supreme Court to Restore Her Valuable Mining Rights

    Mar 09, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado geologist with an international reputation had her dreams of remuneration for years of hard work searching for elusive valuable mineral deposits in the scorching heat of northern Arizona dashed by the Obama administration.
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  • Westerner Demands Ending Obama Racial Quotas in School Discipline Now!

    Mar 02, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western legal expert who has argued and won cases before the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee today renewed his demand that the Trump administration withdraw a 2014 order by the Obama administration establishing racial quotas for disciplining public school students.
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  • Wyoming Ranchers Fight for Relief from Deadly Predation by Dangerous Grizzly Bears

    Feb 28, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    Wyoming ranchers who know first-hand the deadly consequences of an ever-growing grizzly bear population have long been unable to protect their families, workers, livestock, or property because of the Endangered Species Act.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Praises President Trump’s Call to Arm and Train Teachers

    Feb 22, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience defending the “right to keep and bear arms” today praised President Trump’s call for arming and training school teachers to permit those who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights to do so in defense of themselves and their students.
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  • Former Top Official Asks Supreme Court to Approve Obama Wyoming Land Grab

    Feb 16, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation learned today that a former top official of the Obama administration, now with one of the nation’s most prestigious law firms, joined with another preeminent Washington, D.C. law firm, in an effort to overturn the Farm Bureau’s successful challenge to an edict from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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  • Coloradoans Win Right to Fight New Taxes

    Feb 08, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two individual taxpayers and a fellow taxpayer group today applauded the ruling of a Colorado district court that they may join in a lawsuit seeking to enforce the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). The TABOR Foundation, also represented by Mountain States Legal Foundation, initiated this lawsuit in 2015.
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  • Michigan Landowners Urge Court to Finalize Their Victory

    Feb 08, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    After almost four years of continuous litigation, two Michigan landowners today asked the trial court to finalize their victory and enter final judgment in their favor.
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  • Supreme Court: “Waters of the United States” Challenges Belong in Trial Courts

    Jan 22, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 122-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members welcomed today’s ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States that challenges to “wetland” determinations by federal agencies must be heard in first in federal trial courts.
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  • Supreme Court Agrees to Review Fed’s Seizure of Private Land in Louisiana

    Jan 22, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western, nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience fighting abuses of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) today hailed the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to decide whether Louisiana landowners have the right 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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  • Wyoming Man Concludes His Victory Over EPA

    Jan 19, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    Andy Johnson of Fort Bridger, represented by a western, public-interest legal foundation with years of experience defending property owners, westerners, and the Wyoming people, today ended his five-year battle with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect his property rights.
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  • Lawsuit by Colorado Man Demands Feds Pay for Damaging His Property

    Jan 18, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    Mountain States Legal Foundation represents Boulder County homeowner who wants the federal government to remove its shed, concrete, and boulders from his land and prevent future damage.
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  • Michigan Landowners Finalize Victory at Appeals Court

    Jan 04, 2018 | 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 for barring them from using their state-law created property rights—today prevailed over an attempt by environmental groups for further review of the ruling.
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  • Coloradoans Defend Right To Fight New Taxes

    Jan 03, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two individual taxpayers and a fellow taxpayer group today joined with the TABOR Foundation in responding to assertions by Colorado officials that they may not join in the TABOR Foundation’s lawsuit seeking to enforce the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Taxpayers and Taxpayer Group Seek to Join Lawsuit

    Dec 19, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    The TABOR Foundation today filed a motion requesting to add two individual taxpayers and a fellow taxpayer group as plaintiffs in its lawsuit seeking to enforce the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) and defend the rights of taxpayers throughout Colorado.
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  • Idaho Woman Prevails Over Unconstitutional Corps Firearm Ban

    Dec 15, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    An Idaho woman who was barred from carrying a functional firearm for self-defense while using vast federal recreational lands today confirmed her right to do so when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismissed an appeal filed by federal lawyers.
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  • Western Group and Property Rights Expert Urge Review of Fifth Amendment Case

    Dec 14, 2017 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides the government may not take private property for public use without just compensation. When a group of Muskegon County, Michigan landowners sought just compensation in federal court for the use of their private property as a public trail, however, they found that a federal statute requires that any lawsuit claiming just compensation damages over $10,000 must be brought in a special tribunal under the control of Congress with no right to a jury trial.
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  • Small Miners Group and Legal Foundation File “Waters of the United States” Comments

    Dec 12, 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 supported adoption of an “applicability rule” to provide regulatory certainty and maintain the status quo while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalize their proposed rule to rescind the 2015 definition of “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act (CWA).
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