Glory be. It is high time that the 4th branch be brought to heel. — jtl, 419
This will be a major step forward in the fight to hold agencies accountable to Congress and to the American people.
Should federal executive branch agencies be accountable to Congress? For most people, the common-sense answer to that question is “yes.” Yet PLF attorneys regularly go head-to-head with government lawyers who seem to believe their agencies should be immune from such basic accountability.
Case in point: Today, PLF was in federal court in Idaho for oral argument in Tugaw Ranches, LLC v. U.S. Department of Interior. This case concerns the controversial federal land-use plans intended to protect the threatened sage grouse population. These plans threaten the livelihood of ranchers who have worked the land for decades; they have been the center…
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