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Sackett Facts and Circumstances

By |2012-01-26T10:13:08-08:00January 21st, 2012|Water|

An opinion piece published in the Spokesman-Review sheds some additional light on the Sackett case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. As we've written before, the Supreme Court is only deciding a procedural point about how and when the Sacketts can challenge an EPA wetlands determination. Even if the Sacketts win their Supreme Court case, [...]

Sacketts Make Case Before Supreme Court, But What Would A Win Look Like?

By |2012-01-13T19:52:21-08:00January 10th, 2012|Water|

By most accounts, it was a tough day for EPA in the Supreme Court on Monday. Although the Sacketts got their share of skepticism from the Justices, the EPA really took it on the chin during the oral argument of the Priest Lake wetland case. The issue before the court was whether a “compliance order” [...]

Supreme Court Hears Sackett Case

By |2012-01-09T11:40:30-08:00January 9th, 2012|Water|

We'll probably have more on this later today or tomorrow, but for those interested in how it went at the Supreme Court today, our friends at Center for Justice have posted the transcript of the oral argument. (Spoiler Alert: the EPA seemed to have a pretty tough day.) Regardless of the outcome of the case, and [...]

Sackett Lawyers are NOT Happy With KEA Blog

By |2011-12-22T10:52:52-08:00October 19th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance, Water|

Well, it seems we've touched a nerve over at the Sacramento-based Pacific Legal Foundation. They are NOT pleased with our recent blog posting about the Priest Lake wetland case. Pacific Legal Foundation represents the Sacketts in their procedural fight with the EPA. Of course, the "PLF Liberty Blog" doesn't really take issue with our analysis. [...]

California Legal Foundation Asks: Are Caribou Really Endangered?

By |2012-05-22T11:47:09-07:00May 22nd, 2012|Wildlife|

The short answer is: yes, in Idaho, of course they are -- there were a grand total of four of them spotted this winter. But according to an industry and developer-funded California legal organization looking for loopholes, it isn't that simple. The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), a California-based law firm with a take-no-prisoners property rights ideology, [...]