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Center for Biological Diversity v. Zinke Documents 5-4-17 (3)

Declaration of Support (Joe LeTarte)

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Todd F. Gaziano

Chief of Legal Policy and Strategic Research, and Director, Center for the Separation of Powers

Todd Gaziano joined PLF in 2014. He is the Chief of Legal Policy and Strategic Research, and he directs PLF’s Center for the Separation of Powers. Todd has served in … ›

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Jeffrey W. McCoy

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Jeff McCoy is an attorney at PLF’s office in Sacramento, where he works on cases involving environmental regulations and private property rights. Prior to joining PLF, Jeff was a staff … ›

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Jonathan Wood

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Jonathan Wood is an attorney at PLF’s DC Center, where he litigates environmental, property rights, and constitutional cases. He is passionate about finding constitutional, effective, and fair solutions to environmental … ›

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Oliver J. Dunford

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Oliver Dunford joined PLF’s office in Sacramento in March 2017. He litigates across the country to defend and advance individual liberty and the rule of law. Oliver’s cases involve the … ›

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By Oliver J. Dunford

Federal Court in Alaska agrees with PLF and dismisses challenge to the Congressional Review Act

PLF scored another victory against bureaucratic overreach yesterday, when the federal court in Alaska dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Congressional Review Act. This dismissal is PLF’s latest success … ›

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By Oliver J. Dunford

PLF files another—and hopefully the last—brief against a challenge to the Congressional Review Act

PLF filed a Reply brief in support of its Renewed Motion to Dismiss Center for Biological Diversity v. Zinke, a case that challenges Congress’ use of the Congressional Review Act to overturn a Department of Interior regulation (Refuges Rule) that had severely restricted certain types of hunting in Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuges.

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Op-Ed

Yes, Trump can revoke national monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has finally completed a months-long review of dozens of controversial national monuments, recommending major changes to 10 monuments, including shrinking six and relaxing regulation of the other four

Before the specific recommendations became public, the president’s opponents were already threatening lawsuits, claiming the president has no authority to change existing monuments With the recommendations now public, it is only a matter of time before the litigation floodgates open

Everyone should take a deep breath There are many reasons to criticize the president, but embracing tenuous legal theories for the sake of political expediency is a mistake

The conflict over the Antiquities Act — the 1906 law governing

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