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Conflicts of Interest Beckon as Biden Stacks His Team with Green Extremists

President Biden early on is touting his insistence on “ethics” from cabinet nominees and professional staff, and who can argue with that? But it will take more than a signed piece of paper to guard against the conflicts of interest and invitations to collusion that arise when professional activists from the outside suddenly find themselves on the inside, with the levers of federal power within easy reach.

Biden Isn’t Bluffing

Biden isn’t bluffing about his intent to use federal power, unilaterally or in tandem with Congress, to restrict your Second Amendment-protected rights. And don’t say we didn’t warn

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How to Stop the Biden Agenda

During the Democratic primary race, some saw Joe Biden as a more moderate alternative to other Democratic candidates on the ballot, such as Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. But in the weeks since the election, Joe Biden has rapidly filled his cabinet with a collection of names and faces—some new and some who are all-too-familiar—that…

A Pivotal 90 Days in the Fight for Gun Rights

This January, as the Biden-Harris administration took over, gun sales were up 80 percent from the same time last year. Clearly, Americans are determined not to be disarmed. And the Center to Keep and Bear Arms is already taking this fight to the highest level.

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.

My MSLF Fellowship Was Time Well-Spent

Liberty can only ever be as strong as its most avid defender. When I applied to Mountain States Legal Foundation, I wanted to join a group engaged in the defense of liberty; and when I arrived, Mountain States Legal Foundation placed me on the front lines. I worked to stop administrative agency overreach and abuse,…

Why Donor Privacy Must Be Protected

A case now before the Supreme Court could profoundly impact the future success or failure of the liberty movement. Although it’s not a case we are a party to, we will file a brief supporting our friends at Americans for Prosperity and we’re closely watching the case on behalf of our privacy-minded donors. In the…

Let The Sun Shine In

Who possibly benefits by keeping regulatory science operating in the shadows? What do the data-deniers have to fear from full disclosure if the “regulatory science” is sound?

Will You Rise to Meet the Challenge?

Two MSLF Board members are challenging our donors to match their combined $20,000 year-end commitment. Donate before Jan 1 and double our impact in the fight for liberty!

Check-The-Box “Diversity” is At Odds with a Merit-Based Society

When did merit cease to serve as the primary basis for political or professional advancement in this supposedly colorblind, “gender-neutral,” equality-oriented society?  I of course recognize “diversity” (however one defines it) as a worthy goal, broadly speaking. But it amazes and troubles me to see “diversity” totally eclipsing all other considerations in so many aspects of contemporary life.   We saw this most recently in the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.…

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.

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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.

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.

The Supreme Merit of Amy Coney Barrett

Although she is a woman, and the mother of seven, and a faithful Catholic—all admirable traits—it is her record as a judge and scholar that makes her worthy of the bench.