Constitutional Rights

We Must Not Be Faint of Heart

After all the tumult our country experienced recently, Jefferson gives us the opportunity to refocus our thoughts on our nation’s first principles.

“Brigida Case” Breakthrough Could Prove Embarrassing and Costly for the FAA

Mountain States Legal Foundation this week filed an amended class action complaint in the case of Brigida v. U.S Department of Transportation, following a federal judge’s order allowing plaintiffs to move forward with pre-class certification discovery. It’s a breakthrough in the case MSLF has been fighting to achieve over the past two years.

Wohlgemuth Welcomes a New Constitutionalist to the Supreme Court

We at Mountain States Legal Foundation could not be more pleased to celebrate the confirmation and swearing in of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.  At Mountain States we spend our days before the courts of this country. Which is why we recently commented that our hope for a Justice Barrett, is not that the Court will make conservative policy, but that the Court will…

The Supreme Court’s Deafening Silence on Qualified Immunity

Though it’s likely to be lost in the noise surrounding the Supreme Court’s sex discrimination decision, just as important is what the Court did not do today. This morning, in the midst of the largest demonstrations against police abuse in a generation; following years of criticism from activists, the academy, and its own members; and…

The Litigator

Coronavirus Gun Store Shutdown

Even in an emergency, constitutionally-protected rights must be defended. New Mexico’s governor shut down the state’s firearms retailers as part of her emergency orders designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Robert Aragon, et al. v. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, et al.

New Mexico’s Unconstitutional Gun Store Closures

Even in an emergency, constitutionally protected rights must be defended. New Mexico’s governor shut down the state’s firearms retailers as part of her emergency shut down orders designed to stop the spread of COVID 19. But her order illegally deprives citizens of their Second Amendment protected rights. MSLF filed a lawsuit, on behalf of multiple individuals, firearm retailers, and a litany of Second Amendment advocacy organization, to vindicate those rights.