Summary Judgment: 25 Years of Condemning Treachery, Tyranny, and Injustice


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Mountain States Legal Foundation’s former president, William Perry Pendley, uses his pen to fight the threat of big government liberalism in this collection of short essays on law, politics, and the American West.

  • Paperback: 445 pages
  • Publisher: Mountain States (2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069254349X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692543498


William Perry Pendley was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, received a B.A. and M.A. from George Washington University, earned a law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law, and served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was a lawyer to a U.S. Senator and to a Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, served as a senior official in the Reagan administration, and engaged in the private practice of law in the Washington, D.C. area.  From 1989 to 2018, he was president of Mountain States Legal Foundation.

He is the author of four books: It Takes a Hero (Free Enterprise Press, 1993), War on the West (Regnery, 1994), Warriors for the West (Regnery, 2006), and Sagebrush Rebel (Regnery, 2013).  Since 1990, he has written a hard-hitting monthly column, Summary Judgment.  His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Post, Washington Times, USA Today, Cow Country, Landman, Loggers World, Miners News, and many other publications across the country.  He appears often on radio and television to discuss legal and public policy issues of the day. He and his wife live in Colorado.