New Options for Property Owners: Supreme Court Overturns Precedent

In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a long-standing precedent to allow property owners to go directly to federal court if they feel that state and local regulations are depriving landowners of the use of their property. The decision was sharply divided with all five of the court’s conservatives voting for the ruling in… [More…]

The Bundy Trial: Fighting the Feds

Now that the Cliven Bundy trial has ended with a victory (at least temporarily) for the Bunkerville rancher, it’s time to ask what we can learn from this David-and-Goliath battle between a small businessman and the federal government. Bundy had been running his cattle on federal land for many years, but in 1993 he stopped… [More…]

A Little Birdie Told Me… The Danger of Sage-grouse in Nevada

At this point, it’s been the topic of several news articles, commentaries and has become a point of contention between Governor Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt. What, you may ask, could cause so much fuss? Just a little bird known as the Greater Sage-grouse. If you aren’t familiar with the bird and it’s relation… [More…]

Home, Home on the Range: Where the Desert Tortoises Roam?

Cliven Bundy is a man on a mission. He’s been battling the federal government — specifically, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) — for more than 20 years, and he’s determined to win this David-and-Goliath battle. Bundy’s family has raised cattle on the land around Mesquite since the 1870s, and he now owns about 500… [More…]