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Mountain States Legal Foundation: Alaska Landowners Fight Dismissal of Land Seizure Case

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation Property owners in Juneau and Seward, for themselves and others throughout Alaska, have responded to attempts by State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources officials to dismiss their lawsuit challenging...

Mountain States Legal Foundation: Supreme Court Must Hear Western “Takings Clause” Case

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation A western, nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience defending the rights of westerners against the federal government has urged the Supreme Court of the United States to...

U.S. v. Causby: How a 1940s Chicken Farmer Case Will Impact Drone Usage in the 21st Century

In 1946, a North Carolina chicken farmer sued the United States government for trespass by air. The US navy and army operated an airstrip adjacent to the chicken farm, such that the glide path from the runway extended directly over the farmer’s house and outbuildings. Normal glide paths put aircraft...