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  • Reagan Era Lessee Granted Stay on Attorneys’ Fees for Beating Feds

    Jun 06, 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 approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985, today was granted a stay in his pursuit of attorneys’ fees and expenses after a federal district court ruled in favor of his company.
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  • Tenth Circuit: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Bars TABOR Lawsuit

    Jun 03, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Colorado taxpayers defending the right to limit spending by use of a constitutional amendment today celebrated the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s ruling that individual Colorado legislators may not challenge the constitutionality of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
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  • Designation of Critical Habitat Requires Economic Impact Analysis

    Jun 03, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience battling illegal abuses of federal law by administrative agencies today urged that the Supreme Court of the United States review a ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that exempts agencies from considering economic impact when they designate “critical habitat” pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
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  • Reagan Era Lessee Seeks Attorneys’ Fees for Defeating Feds

    Jun 01, 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 approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985, today filed for attorneys’ fees and expenses after a federal district court ruled in favor of his company.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Again Urge Supreme Court Review of Aspen Tax

    May 31, 2016 | 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 and again urged that the Colorado Supreme Court review the Colorado Court of Appeals’ ruling upholding the constitutionality of a bag tax imposed by the City of Aspen.
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  • Unanimous Supreme Court Brings Corps of Engineers to Heel

    May 31, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience battling abuses of federal law by administrative agencies today celebrated a unanimous ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States requiring that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers comply with the Court’s rulings.
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  • Reagan Era Lessee Opposed Second Attempt by Foes to Intervene

    May 27, 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 approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985, today opposed the second attempt by groups to intervene in the case; their earlier try was denied by a federal district court.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Argue at Court of Appeals in RTD Taxes Lawsuit

    May 18, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A Colorado group that defends the rights of taxpayers today argued 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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  • Michigan Landowners Dispute Federal Government’s Arguments

    May 13, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Michigan landowners in the Upper Peninsula, fresh from an October of 2015 victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which reinstated their lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for barring use of their waterfront property, today urged a Michigan federal district court to ignore arguments by the agency, its lawyers, and also intervenors.
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  • Colorado Taxpayers Seek Supreme Court Review of Aspen Bag Tax

    May 12, 2016 | 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 urged 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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  • Western Law Firm with Wyoming Roots Wins for Wyomingite

    May 09, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western, public-interest legal foundation with years of experience defending property owners, westerners, and the Wyoming people today announced a court approved victory for a Fort Bridger, Wyoming man who sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect his property rights.
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  • Reagan Era Lessee Amends Lawsuit, Fights Illegal Lease Cancellation

    May 05, 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 filed an amended complaint to challenge the federal government’s cancellation of his lease and voiding of his APD, which was suspended in 1993.
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  • Wyoming Groups Seek to Intervene in Sage-Grouse Lawsuit

    May 02, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Wyoming groups today sought to intervene in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups in Idaho federal district court to prevent use of millions of acres of federal land allegedly to protect the greater sage-grouse.
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  • Western Group Welcomes Colorado Supreme Court Energy Ruling

    May 02, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation involved across the country in challenging attempts by state and local governments to prohibit the use of private property to develop energy supplies today welcomed a unanimous ruling of the Colorado Supreme Court upholding the ruling of a Colorado state district court striking a similar ban in Longmont, Colorado.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Supports Texas on Voter Identification

    Apr 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 filed a friend of the court brief in support of the State of Texas urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sitting en banc to reverse the rulings of a federal district court and a three-judge panel.
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  • Miners Sue Over Ten Million Acre Sage-Grouse Land Lockup

    Apr 19, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A 120-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members today filed 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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  • Wisconsin Wrongfully Takes Landowners Private Property

    Apr 18, 2016 | 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 urged the Supreme Court of the United States to limit the applicability 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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  • Class Action Lawsuit Against FAA for Constitutional Breach Expands

    Apr 18, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    A nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience enforcing the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee today expanded its lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other agencies and officials for violating its clients’ rights.
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  • Western Legal Foundation Supports States At Supreme Court

    Apr 04, 2016 | 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 urged the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold the ruling by a federal appeals court that affirmed a Texas federal district court decision that struck down an Obama administration decree.
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  • Michigan Landowners, After Appeals Court Win, Seek Judgment

    Apr 01, 2016 | by William Perry Pendley
    Two Michigan landowners in the Wolverine State’s Upper Peninsula, fresh from an October of 2015 victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which reinstated their lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and its officials for barring use of waterfront property that they own, today urged a Michigan federal district court to grant them summary judgment.
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