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  • A Chance, In Higher Education, To Get It Right On Race

    Feb 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has been quoted as bemoaning that some of her opinions are being set aside. When it comes to her disastrous 2003 opinion in Grutter v. Bollinger, in which she, aided by the Court's liberal bloc, authorized colleges and universities to use raci
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  • An Early Christmas Gift In Northwestern Pennsylvania

    Jan 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    In Warren, Pennsylvania on December 15, 2009, days before Christmas, it was overcast and cold, with a 50 percent chance of snow; in fact, daytime temperatures were not expected to break 30, nighttime readings would hit the single digits, and lake effect snow off Lake Erie was a possibility. Nonethe
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  • The UnEqual Access To Justice Act

    Dec 01, 2009 | by William Perry Pendley
    John Shuler of Dupuyer, Montana, who raises sheep for a living, was nearly killed one night when he was attacked by a grizzly bear. Fortunately, he had his powerful rifle with him and was able to mortally wound the bear and save his own life. Unfortunately, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
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  • Supreme Court: Heal Thyself And Rein In Congress!

    Oct 01, 2009 | by William Perry Pendley
    On October 5, the First Monday in October, the Supreme Court of the United States will begin its October 2009 Term. One of the important cases the Court will consider Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) asks whether the PCAOB, established by Congress in
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  • Wyoming Man Fights For His Property; Feds Dissemble

    Sep 01, 2009 | by William Perry Pendley
    In 1944, Melvin M. Brandt purchased the sawmill in Fox Park, Wyoming 50 miles southwest of Laramie from which he transported timber via a railroad owned, since 1908, by the Laramie, Hahn's Peak & Pacific Railway Company. In 1976, the United States patented 83 acres to him and his wife, pursuant
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  • Feds Settle Sweetheart Suit And Kill Search For Energy

    Aug 01, 2009 | by William Perry Pendley
    One hundred and fifty years ago this month, the first successful commercial oil well was drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania, thus beginning an oil and gas industry that has thrived both across the country and within forty miles of Titusville in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). Just weeks ago,
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  • America’S First Hispanic Justice: It’S Not Who You Think

    Jul 01, 2009 | by William Perry Pendley
    President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States, if confirmed would yield, brag interest groups and the mainstream media, America's first Hispanic justice. Not so; that hon
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  • Nepa Needs U.S. Supreme Court Intervention

    Jun 01, 2009 | by William Perry Pendley
    On New Year's Day 1970, President Richard Nixon signed into law the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the purposes of which, among other objectives, were to encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment and stimulate the health and welfare of man. NEPA's most si
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  • Common Sense On The Environment In Time For Earth Day

    May 01, 2009 | by William Perry Pendley
    Thirty-three years ago, Keith Rattie, armed with an Electrical Engineering degree, went to work for an oil company because he believed that, soon, the world would not be running on fossil fuels. He knew that Chevron was seeking alternative energy sources and he wanted to be part of that transition.
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  • Good News From Washington, D.C.

    Apr 01, 2009 | by William Perry Pendley
    After so much bad news from Washington, D.C., it is worth considering some good news. After all, America has seen its most leftward tilt ever; adoption of the trillion dollar stimulus package, and, thanks to the latest federal budget, a national debt that, this time next year, will saddle each Amer
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