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  • Supreme Court Punts on Racialism By Universities

    Jul 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    In one of its final decisions of the October 2012 Term, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to overturn a controversial 2003 ruling (Grutter v. Bollinger) that allows colleges to use racial preferences to grant admission until 2038.
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  • Last [Miner] Standing in a Colorado National Forest

    Jun 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    One such man is Coloradoan Robert Congdon who owns ten mining claims within the White Banks Quarry—an alabaster, marble, and gypsum deposit—beneath Mount Sopris in the White River National Forest in north-central Colorado near Carbondale in Pitkin County.
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  • Ronald Reagan's Greatest Legacy: Defenders of Freedom

    May 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 as “Law Day” and called upon Americans to “remember with pride and vigilantly guard the great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law [that] our forefathers bequeathed to us.”
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  • Feds Seize Property and Tell Owner, “Prove It's Yours!”

    Apr 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    Eight years ago yesterday, on a sunny, clear, but windy and hence cold day, near a wide spot in the road called Garryowen on the vast prairie of southern Montana an hour north of the Wyoming border, vans full of armed, SWAT-geared federal agents sped down I-90. Garryowen is a private town owned by Christopher Kortlander...
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  • It’s Still Obama’s Department Of The Interior

    Mar 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    In the 1970 western, Monte Walsh, Lee Marvin plays the title character, a tough cowhand who ekes out a living in the last days of the old west hiring out for anything he can do from a horse.
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  • The Obama Administration Goes Postal On Firearms

    Feb 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    As defenders of the Second Amendment grapple with President Obama’s second term onslaught against the right to keep and bear arms, a rural Colorado man is already in federal court in Denver challenging the Obama Administration’s refusal, during Obama’s first term, to adhere to the commands of the Co
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  • A Century Later, Alaska Seizes Private Property

    Jan 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    Not all land grabs begin with the federal government despite its insatiable hunger, to quote Ronald Reagan, for people’s private property. (Is there a concerted plan by the federal government to quietly gain control of land in America either by outright ownership or through regulation of private pr
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  • Humpty Dumpty Reigns At The Ninth Circuit

    Dec 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Karuk Tribe of California is a federally-recognized Indian Tribe that engages in environmental litigation involving streams and rivers in the Klamath National Forest. In October 2004, the Karuk filed a lawsuit in California federal district court charging that the manner in which the Forest Ser
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  • Nebraska Lawyer Challenges His "Union'S" Political Fees

    Nov 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    Last June, days before the Supreme Court of the United States issued its long awaited and surprising rulings on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Arizona’s S.B. 1070, the Court released a precedent-setting decision that was noticed briefly and then all but forgotten. The importance
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  • Reagan – We Win And They Lose

    Oct 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    Forty-eight years ago this month, former Governor Ronald Reagan delivered his famous A Time for Choosing speech. It is worth considering Reagan’s legacy on natural resources and the environment.

    We win and they lose, said Reagan in 1977 to Richard V. Allen in describing his strategy for dea

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