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.
Embattled Arizona ranching families are making their final stand against the radical environmentalists who are determined to run them off the land. Well-heeled environmentalist groups are chipping away at the right of ranchers to exist—one lawsuit at a time.
American ranchers have a right to make a living off the land, as they have for generations, on Wyoming’s Upper Green River Drift. Under attack from environmental extremists, these ranchers ride with the knowledge that their next cattle drive could be their last.
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.
America’s ranching families raise the livestock that feeds and clothes this country. But environmentalist lawyers are plotting to put them out of business and seize control of the western lands where cattle and sheep have freely roamed for a hundred years.
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.
President Clinton and President Obama created two illegal national monuments in rural Utah, causing serious economic harm to the hard-working westerners who live in the area. President Trump reversed the land grab but was sued for his efforts to restore the rule of law.
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…
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?
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!
An Endangered Species Act update finalized Tuesday, which clarifies the nebulous and overbroad way the federal government long defined “habitat” for purposes of administering the ESA, is reasonable, sensible and long overdue, in our view.
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.
MSLF is asking the high court to allow our clients their day in federal court.
A generous donor from California—knowing full well what happens when the government infringes on constitutionally protected rights— has issued a $75,000 Challenge Grant.
Mountain States Legal Foundation is launching its first-ever legal center of excellence, dedicated to defending Second Amendment protected rights. Communications Director Sean Paige sat down with attorney Cody J. Wisniewski to learn more about the strategy and motivation behind the creation of MSLF’s Center to Keep and Bear Arms.
We have raised more than $60,000 toward our $75,000 goal to protect the 2nd Amendment. And we have a special announcement to make!
Help us reach out $75,000 goal to launch the Center to Keep and Bear Arms. We’re getting closer but still need your help!
Instead of applauding yet another success of the Endangered Species Act in providing for the recovery of the previously threatened Gray Wolf population in the lower-48 states, many environmental organizations and tribes are decrying the delisting of the species. On Thursday, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the delisting of the species, calling it a…
Join the discussion! MSLF has an ambitious plan to expand our Second Amendment litigation, by launching MSLF’s Center to Keep and Bear Arms. It will be the only in-house, litigation-only Second Amendment operation in the United States.