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Supreme Court vacates Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Joe Robertson’s case

Robertson v. United States

Joe Robertson just wanted to protect his property in the Montana woods from the increasing risk of devastating fires. But when Joe built small fire protection ponds and narrow ditch near his land, the federal government criminally prosecuted and convicted him. The EPA said the ditch was a federally protected commercial waterway under the Clean Wate ...

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April 29, 2019

New study finds 98% of FDA rules over 17 years are unconstitutional

Washington, D.C.; April 29, 2019: A study released today shows that the vast majority of Department of Health and Human Services regulations issued over a recent 17-year period are unconstitutional. The first-of-its-kind study reviewed 2,952 rules issued by HHS and found that 71% of final rules from 2001 through 2017 were issued by low-level offici ...

April 22, 2019

Minnesota State High School League agrees to settlement in ‘girls only’ dance team rule

Maplewood, Minnesota; April 22, 2019: The Minnesota State High School League has agreed to permanently rescind its discriminatory rule that kept Dmitri Moua and Zach Greenwald sidelined during high school dance competitions. The League's move comes in the wake of a preliminary injunction recently issued by a federal appellate court against the enfo ...

April 15, 2019

Supreme Court vacates Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Joe Robertson’s case

Washington, D.C.; April 15, 2019: Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted the late Joe Robertson's petition to review his Clean Water Act convictions and immediately vacated the Ninth Circuit's judgment in the case. The Court also agreed that Joe's widow, Carrie Robertson, may represent his estate in the case. Finally, the Supreme Court directed the ...

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