Press Releases

Gun Retailers Successfully Fight Grisham’s Covid-19 Shutdown

Denver, CO — June 15, 2020 — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ended special restrictions on firearms retailers originally implemented during coronavirus shutdowns. Second Amendment advocates celebrated this important victory in the ongoing battle over gun owners’ rights in the state. Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF) filed a lawsuit in the federal district court of New Mexico on…

Ranchers Win Early Round In Fight to Save Historic Cattle Drive

Denver, CO — June 15, 2020 — Wyoming’s last great cattle drive, the Upper Green River drift, began as scheduled last weekend, just as it has since the 1890s, after a federal judge rejected a preliminary injunction sought by anti-ranching groups that hoped to derail the annual event.   The injunction would have prohibited the lethal removal of documented nuisance bears on their summer grazing range, a regulated practice allowed under the…

Paige Joins MSLF Communications Team

Denver, CO — June 6, 2020 — Mountain States Legal Foundation this week announced a new addition to its growing communications shop. Sean Paige, a former editorial page editor at the Colorado Springs Gazette, who most recently handled press relations for Senate Republicans at the Colorado General Assembly, will lead the MSLF communications team. Paige has nearly 30…

Gun Retailers Will Be Allowed to Reopen Following Coronavirus Shutdown

Denver, CO — April 30, 2020 — Second Amendment advocates celebrated victory today in a battle over gun owners’ rights in New Mexico. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday afternoon that firearms retailers would be allowed to reopen on May 1st. Previously, in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Grisham issued emergency shutdown orders for all non-essential businesses by…

Southwestern Ranchers Seek to Intervene in Lawsuit Threatening Their Grazing Lands

For Immediate Release: March 23, 2020  Denver, CO – To say that Tom Paterson is a good rancher would be an understatement. His Spur Ranch Cattle Company has been recognized multiple times for its exemplary stewardship of the rugged borderlands between New Mexico and Arizona. Yet Tom is just one of dozens of good New Mexico and Arizona ranchers now threatened by an environmentalist group’s lawsuit…

Harvard Must Stop Discriminating Against Asian American Students

News release: Denver, CO — Feb. 26, 2020 — Mountain States Legal Foundation filed an amicus curiae brief with the First Circuit Court of Appeals late yesterday in support of students fighting to end racial discrimination by the Harvard admissions office.

Wyoming Ranching Families Advance Effort to Appeal Grizzly Ruling

Ranchers and Farmers in western Wyoming asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today to recognize the injuries ranchers and farmers will continue to suffer if the Court does not overturn a lower court’s decision to return the Yellowstone-area grizzly bear to the List of Endangered and Threatened Species.