Press Releases

“Brigida Case” Breakthrough Could Prove Embarrassing and Costly for the FAA

Mountain States Legal Foundation this week filed an amended class action complaint in the case of Brigida v. U.S Department of Transportation, following a federal judge’s order allowing plaintiffs to move forward with pre-class certification discovery. It’s a breakthrough in the case MSLF has been fighting to achieve over the past two years.

MSLF Responds to Grizzly Bear Ruling

Mountain States Legal Foundation Attorney Cody Wisniewski today offered these comments in response to a grizzly bear-related ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. “It is heartening to see the Ninth Circuit recognize the accomplishments of the grizzly bear recovery effort – specifically noting the successful recovery of the Yellowstone area species,” said Wisniewski…

Sheep Ranchers Face Extinction At the Hands of Big Green

Denver, Co — July 1, 2020 — Shepherds have herded their flocks on the slopes of southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains since before they became part of the national forest system. Domestic sheep and their wild cousins, the bighorn, safely and amicably shared these vast spaces for a century or more.  Now, however, professional green…

MSLF Granted a “Go” to Intervene On Behalf of Embattled Ranchers

Denver, CO — June 30, 2020 — Mountain States Legal Foundation has been granted the right to intervene on behalf of embattled ranchers in Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt, a case that could decide the future of livestock operations across significant swaths of Arizona and New Mexico.  “Anti-ranching groups for years have been weaponizing the Endangered Species…

Wisniewski Comments On Colorado Magazine Limits Ruling

Denver, CO — June 29, 2020 —  Mountain States Legal Foundation Attorney Cody Wisniewski  today offered the following response to the Colorado Supreme Court’s June 29 decision upholding the constitutionality of 15 round magazine capacity caps imposed in 2013. Said Wisniewski:  “It is deeply unfortunate, yet not unexpected, that the Colorado Supreme Court today upheld the State’s…

Mountain States Rides to the Rescue of Besieged Arizona Ranchers

Denver, CO — June 23, 2020 —  Mountain States Legal Foundation this week announced it is intervening in a case that could decide the future of livestock operations across significant swaths of Arizona and New Mexico. Ranchers there are fighting another attempt by organized extremists to drive them out of business, and off the public lands, this time using an allegedly…