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Case Update: ‘Patch of Heaven’ Camp Floods Again

Days before Easter, the Patch of Heaven property in Amargosa Valley, Nevada flooded again due to the federal government’s illegally diverted stream. Each new flood is a painful reminder of what the government took from the small church.

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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.

Oregon Ranching Family Under Fire

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.

VIDEO: New Mexico’s COVID-19 Gun Store Shutdown – a Briefing on Our Case

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…

MSLF Sues New Mexico Governor Over Coronavirus Closure of Gun Stores

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.

Standing Up for Southwestern Ranchers

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.

MSLF Welcomes Nicole Sanders as Major Gifts Officer

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.