The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Kisor v. Wilkie today, and it looks like at least one of the justices took MSLF’s brief to heart. Kisor deals with the question of how much, if any, deference courts should give to regulatory agency interpretations of their own regulations.
MSLF attorneys asked acting EPA Inspector General Charles Sheehan to examine possible conflicts of interest in the EPA’s conduct after it caused the release of some 3 million gallons of acidic mine waste from the Gold King mine into the Animas River.
Mountain States Legal Foundation has filed a Supreme Court brief, urging the high court to review the case, Love Terminal Partners, L.P. v. United States.
Boulder city council members voted unanimously to ban some of the most commonly owned firearms and magazines in the United States. Council members also raised the age of legal gun ownership in the city from 18 to 21.
When President Clinton created the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996, residents were told that the resulting tourism boom would more than make up for the loss of ranching, mining, logging, and other economic activities. However, the tourists never came and local economies never recovered.
The Constitution protects the rights of communities to govern themselves, and to honor their fallen heroes. Communities should not have to fear the threats of radical outsiders who try to impose their pet ideologies.
The job of an air traffic controller is among the most challenging and important jobs in the nation. It requires intelligence, skill, and aptitude. The critical decisions made by air traffic controllers directly impact the safety of millions of air travelers. People who do this vital job hold people’s lives in their hands.
In December of 2010, its neighbor, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, without obtaining a Clean Water Act permit, without complying with the National Environmental Policy Act, and over the objections of a hydrological expert, diverted the stream onto its own land. Pastor Victor Fuentes of rural Nevada knows of the dreadful religious persecution in…
U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen issued a decision in late September invalidating the delisting of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear and returning the bear to the endangered species list—contrary to the recommendation of 20 years of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service research, and the pleas of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Mountain States Legal Foundation’s clients.
Early Victory for Property Rights–Long Battle Looms