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March 30, 2017

Tenth Circuit overturns Utah prairie dog decision

We got some disappointing news yesterday when the Tenth Circuit overturned the federal district court’s decision that federal regulations prohibiting the take of Utah prairie dogs exceed the federal government’s constitutional powers. As you may not recall, since more than 18 months passed between oral argument and the decision, PLF is ...

July 11, 2016

PLF files brief on jurisdiction of Waters of the United States rule challenges

PLF, the Cato Institute, and Southeastern Legal Foundation filed an amicus brief last week in Chamber of Commerce, et al. v. EPA, et al., a Tenth Circuit case that will decide which courts, district or appellate, should properly hear challenges to EPA’s “Waters of the United States” rule. When EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers ...

June 07, 2016

Bureaucrats confused by their own regulations

Ignorance of the law is no excuse; especially if you wrote the law. Federal regulations have become so complicated and abundant that even the agencies who write them don’t grasp them. Last week, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals chided a federal agency for ignorance regarding its own laws. ...

September 21, 2015

Oral argument in PLF's prairie dog case Sept. 28

Next week, I’ll be arguing People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners’ case against the unconstitutional Utah prairie dog regulation in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado. The argument will be at 9 am mountain time at the Byron White Courthouse at 1823 Stout Street. As you’ll recall, this is the ...

August 09, 2013

Court denies Dukes plaintiffs class certification, again

Last week, district court judge Charles Breyer may have written the last chapter of Wal-Mart v. Dukes, when he denied the plaintiffs' renewed attempt to bring a massive class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart for sex discrimination.  Remarking on the path of the infamous lawsuit, the brother of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer wrote, "This case ...