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MSLF Notches a Win By Moving Grizzly Cases To Wyoming

Mountain State Legal Foundation celebrated a victory Monday, when a pair of consolidated grizzly bear-related cases that plaintiffs wanted heard by a federal court in distant Washington, D.C., were transferred to Wyoming’s Federal District Court for resolution.

Election 2020: Integrity at the Ballot Box

In a high-stakes election year, a national pandemic made protecting the integrity of the voting process a hotter topic than ever. At our recent forum in Salt Lake City, keynote speaker Hans A. von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation spoke about critical issues surrounding the election.

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Back to Grizzly Country

Albert Sommers looks grim—and not just because he’s standing in the pre-dawn dark and cold, restless horse in hand, with a very long day of gathering and sorting cattle ahead of him. It’s something else that’s making him somber.

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A Powerful New Voice for Gun Rights

Mountain States Legal Foundation is launching its first-ever legal center of excellence, dedicated to defending Second Amendment protected rights. Communications Director Sean Paige sat down with attorney Cody J. Wisniewski to learn more about the strategy and motivation behind the creation of MSLF’s Center to Keep and Bear Arms.

We Have a Special Announcement

We have raised more than $60,000 toward our $75,000 goal to protect the 2nd Amendment. And we have a special announcement to make!

We’re Nearing our Goal

Help us reach out $75,000 goal to launch the Center to Keep and Bear Arms. We’re getting closer but still need your help!

Another ESA Success Evokes Howls of Protest from Wolf Recovery Deniers

Instead of applauding yet another success of the Endangered Species Act in providing for the recovery of the previously threatened Gray Wolf population in the lower-48 states, many environmental organizations and tribes are decrying the delisting of the species. On Thursday, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the delisting of the species, calling it a…

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…

2nd Amendment Webinar This Thursday!

Join the discussion! MSLF has an ambitious plan to expand our Second Amendment litigation, by launching MSLF’s Center to Keep and Bear Arms. It will be the only in-house, litigation-only Second Amendment operation in the United States.

MSLF Throws Penalty Flag on Latest Grizzly Recovery “Games”

Denver, CO — September 22, 2020 — Mountain States Legal Foundation last week threw a penalty flag on environmental groups for their continued attacks on the federal government’s successful grizzly bear recovery program; in this case, they are asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana to give non-binding federal “guidance documents” the same force of law as official regulatory edicts.   MSLF, on behalf of its clients Wyoming Stock Growers Association,…

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A Brush with Death

Green extremists worked to destroy my family’s ranch. And a potentially deadly act of mechanical sabotage remains unexplained.

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VIDEO: MSLF’s Supreme Court Roundup

The first half of 2020 has produced some of the most important and surprising Supreme Court decisions in years. On major issues such as firearms, school vouchers, and religious freedom, what the nation’s highest court did (and didn’t) do this year will have a huge impact on our country for years to come. There were…

First They Ignore You . . .

The Ray family received some welcome news last week: their application got denied. Now, I know what you’re thinking; getting a rejection letter is rarely cause for celebration. But for the Rays, this isn’t a setback so much as an opportunity — an opportunity that has, until now, been denied to them.  When the Rays…