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Legal Political

Writing at Crooks and Liars

I have been writing some pieces at Crooks and Liars, primarily to extend my audience reach. My poor little weblog just doesn’t have the oomph it once had—probably because I write on such an odd mix of topics. About my pieces at Crooks and Liars… I’m a Clinton supporter, but even if I weren’t, I’d […]

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Environment Legal

Andy Johnson EPA Consent Decree

Previous coverage here and here.  Andy Johnson created a “stockpond” by building a dam on a creek that is covered under the Clean Water Act. The EPA issued a violation to him for not getting a permit for unauthorized dumping in said creek. The solution outlined in the violation was to work with the agency to […]

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Documents Legal

Excerpts from Court Documents for the 2012 Cliven Bundy Court Case

Today, a Judge ordered that Cliven Bundy be held pending trial. In the request to hold Bundy, the prosecutor, Charles Groder, wrote: Bundy is lawless and violent. He does not recognize federal courts – claiming they are illegitimate – does not recognize federal law, refuses to obey federal court orders, has already used force and […]

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Environment Legal Political

Cato: Neither the Bundys Nor the Hammonds are Poster Children for Land Use

During a Twitter exchange with Jonathan Wood, from the Pacific Legal Foundation, Jonathan sent me a link to a Cato Institute article on the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.  The Cato article condemns the Bundy actions, even as it deplores what it views as an overly harsh penalty for the ranchers (Dwight and […]