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  • Looking for Heroes? Go to Boise, Idaho

    The writer celebrates a jury decision in Boise, Idaho

  • Judges tie themselves in knots when it comes to the West

    The writer outlines the ideological underpinnings of judicial flip flips on key Western issues

  • In Bush's Supreme Court, who's on first?

    Newly confirmed Chief Justice John Roberts may not be the umpire he claims to be, but he could be worse: a counter-revolutionary, like Judge Janice Rogers Brown

  • Brace yourselves for the counterrevolution

    Don’t worry so much about what President Bush will do to the environment; worry instead about the three new justices he might put on the Supreme Court

  • State judges get political

    In Western states where judges are elected, an increasing amount of special-interest group money is being spent on hotly contested state judge campaigns

  • Supreme Court reins in citizens' right to sue

    A recent Supreme Court ruling in a Utah wilderness lawsuit will limit the ability of citizens to sue the government over how its agencies manage natural resources

  • Shooting Spree

    The West’s environmentalist lawyers are manning the legal barricades, as the Bush administration stealthily attacks the nation’s bedrock environmental laws

  • Congress overrules the courts

    Even when environmentalists win in the courtroom, Congress can overturn the court’s interpretation of an existing law by passing a new one

  • Jurisdiction shopping made simple

    The environmental records of federal judges are briefly examined, including Dee Benson, Don Molloy, Alan Angus McDonald, B. Lynn Winmill, Michael Hogan, Edward Lodge, Clarence Brimmer, James Parker and Sam Haddon

  • In conservation contests, there are no slam dunks

    The increasing politicization of the courts is creating a hazardous landscape for conservationists, who need to diligently oppose anti-environmental judges

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