Carl Oberg is a native of Chicago, but left for Washington, DC as soon as he could. There he earned a B.A. in International Relations from American University, as well as a M.A. in International Commerce & Policy and a M.A. in Economics, both from George Mason University. His career has been diverse. Carl was a defense contractor Foreign Military Sales analyst, and a trade compliance officer in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. While attending the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation’s Koch Associate Program, he was a Policy Associate at Americans for Prosperity. He was the Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) from 2010 through 2015 and the Director of Nonprofits for Ceterus, Inc from 2015 through 2018. Most recently he was the Nonprofit Controller for CliftonLarsonAllen’s Shared Services Center. Carl lives with his wife, Caren, in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
Tom Paterson’s Spur Ranch Cattle Company is an excellent steward of public grazing lands in New Mexico. But he and dozens of other ranchers are at risk of being put out of business by radical environmentalists and their junk science.
California has imposed many unconstitutional requirements upon handguns to limit purchases. By requiring non-standard or non-existent features, the state has effectively created a ban on handguns. As a result, California residents are being unfairly denied their Second Amendment protected rights.
Mountain States Legal Foundation filed an amicus curiae brief Feb. 25, 2020, supporting Students for Fair Admissions’ lawsuit because Harvard’s admissions system is unconstitutional. Equality under the law should be protected.
The CFTC changed the rules regarding Monex Deposit Company’s business, after years of approving of their business model. Sudden rule changes and retroactive enforcement like this infringe on constitutional due process protections. They also put citizens, businesses and the economy at risk.
New York City officials act as if they believe the Second Amendment does not apply to them. They made it illegal to transport a licensed, locked, and unloaded handgun to a home or shooting range outside of city limits. This regulation must be overturned.
Emerson and Fay Ray were a young couple, recently married, when they first came to California. It was the height of the Great Depression and Emerson had heard he might be able to get a job in California pouring concrete. Now the government is threatening to destroy the legacy they built for their family.
Cody Wisniewski joined The George Show with George Brauchler (on KNUS 710AM Radio) to discuss a recent court decision in Colorado on Red Flag gun confiscation laws.
MSLF hosted author Tara Ross, as a guest speaker during our recent public forum in Las Vegas. Tara shared highlights from her book, “Why We Need the Electoral College.”
Mountain States Legal Foundation is seeking a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the order against licensed firearm retailers, repair shops, and gun ranges to vindicate the gun rights of New Mexicans. Our join lawsuit was filed April 10th.
Tom Paterson of Spur Ranch Cattle Company is one of many southwestern ranchers now endangered by environmentalist litigation trying to end grazing on federally managed lands in Arizona and New Mexico. MSLF is determined to protect them.
Our foundation is proud to announce our latest hire, Nicole Sanders, will join our fundraising team on March 16 as a Major Gifts Officer. Nicole comes to Mountain States Legal Foundation from Students for Liberty in Texas, where she was a senior development officer.
In 2017, the Board of Directors hired Cristen Wohlgemuth as Executive Vice President. I’m proud to announce that the Board of Directors has promoted Ms. Wohlgemuth to the position of President and CEO, effective March 1.
Yesterday, MSLF filed a brief on behalf of two Utah counties near Grand Staircase-Escalante. In it, MSLF joined with several local individuals and sporting organizations represented by Pacific Legal Foundation, rural farmers, and the State of Utah again supporting the federal government’s position in Wilderness Society v. Trump that it lawfully reduced the size of two Utah national monuments.
The opportunity to work as a fellow at Mountain States Legal Foundation taught me that it is imperative we hold our government accountable and keep it in check.
Starting next week MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski will be speaking about the constitutionality of red flag laws at events in New Mexico and Nevada. If you live in these cities we hope you can make it.
Thirty-seven years after purchasing a lease, Sidney Longwell is the only lease-holder still fighting for rights to drill in that area of Montana. The rest surrendered.
Here in the American West, it is vital for families who make a living raising livestock to be able to pass on their legacy. With every drop of sweat that you pour into the land, you earn the right to pass on that land. Until the government takes it away like they did to the Corrigans.
March is Women’s History Month and in 2020 America will celebrate 100 years since the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Many Western states can proudly say they did it first. A full 20 states or territories granted women the vote ahead of 1920, led by the West.