Oil, Gas Trade Groups Join Defendants In NEPA Exclusion Suit

MOBILE, Ala. - Oil and gas trade associations who stand to lose drilling rights have been allowed to intervene as defendants in an environmental group's effort to halt drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico under an exclusion to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In Defenders of Wildlife...

Google Sues Interior Department Over E-Mail Bid Request

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Google is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior over a request for bids for a new e-mail and messaging solution it says favors rival Microsoft. The search giant filed the suit with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Friday. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .

U.S. High Court Issues Split Ruling On Jurisdiction Of Federal Employees' Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) precludes district court jurisdiction over claims by federal employees seeking to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 11 ( Michael B. Elgin, et al. v. Department of the Treasury, et al....

10th Circuit Orders Feds To File In Property Rights Case

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit on Oct. 25 ordered the United States to respond to a motion by a Wyoming man who seeks to overturn a ruling by a Wyoming federal district court in favor of the U.S. Forest Service in a dispute over whether his land may...

Montana Museum Demands Return of Its Property

DENVER - A Montana man who has battled the federal government and its lawyers for years and is now represented by a nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation known as a defender of Americans’ right to own and use property on June 21 demanded the return of property taken from him. Mountain States...