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.
Radical environmentalists are suing the federal agencies that manage grazing and are threatening the very future of southwestern ranching.
Ranching as we know it in the American West is at risk. Following decades of criticisms, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is revising its regulations concerning livestock grazing on federal lands. However, one vital reform should be given greater attention — grazing preferences.
In this webinar, recorded April 23, 2020, Cristen Wohlgemuth, president of Mountain States Legal Foundation, and MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski discuss the coronavirus-related gun store shutdown in New Mexico with MSLF client Zachary Fort. Mr. Fort is president of the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association. In the wake of our lawsuit, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham…
Mountain States Legal Foundation is seeking a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the order against licensed firearm retailers, repair shops, and gun ranges to vindicate the gun rights of New Mexicans. Our join lawsuit was filed April 10th.
Tom Paterson of Spur Ranch Cattle Company is one of many southwestern ranchers now endangered by environmentalist litigation trying to end grazing on federally managed lands in Arizona and New Mexico. MSLF is determined to protect them.
Our foundation is proud to announce our latest hire, Nicole Sanders, will join our fundraising team on March 16 as a Major Gifts Officer. Nicole comes to Mountain States Legal Foundation from Students for Liberty in Texas, where she was a senior development officer.
In 2017, the Board of Directors hired Cristen Wohlgemuth as Executive Vice President. I’m proud to announce that the Board of Directors has promoted Ms. Wohlgemuth to the position of President and CEO, effective March 1.
Yesterday, MSLF filed a brief on behalf of two Utah counties near Grand Staircase-Escalante. In it, MSLF joined with several local individuals and sporting organizations represented by Pacific Legal Foundation, rural farmers, and the State of Utah again supporting the federal government’s position in Wilderness Society v. Trump that it lawfully reduced the size of two Utah national monuments.
The opportunity to work as a fellow at Mountain States Legal Foundation taught me that it is imperative we hold our government accountable and keep it in check.