Author Archives: Steve Klein

About Steve Klein

serves as Staff Attorney and Research Counsel for the Wyoming Liberty Group.

CREW Crickets on IRS Scandal

CREW—Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington—opposes just about every free speech position on campaign finance law, and supplements its policy arguments with a good deal of obfuscation. Such is politics. Nevertheless, recent revelations in the IRS scandal show that … Continue reading

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Wyoming Committee to Consider Drone Regulation

Next month (May 12 and 13) the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee will meet in Rawlins in the first of three meetings between the 2014 and 2015 legislative sessions. One of the topics they will address is drones, more technically known … Continue reading

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Wyoming Attorney General Files Brief for Gun Rights

Last month, Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael filed an excellent gun rights brief with the United States Supreme Court. Since the AG filed the brief on February 12, just after the beginning of the 2014 Budget Session, I regretfully did … Continue reading

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Publius Was Not a PAC

The latest issue of the Wyoming Law Review, the legal publication of the University of Wyoming College of Law, features our article “Publius Was Not a PAC: Reconciling Anonymous Political Speech, the First Amendment, and Campaign Finance Disclosure.”  The article … Continue reading

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Andy Johnson’s EPA Case a Quick Test of Senate File 75

When the Environmental Protection Agency decided to go after Andy Johnson, they probably did not believe they were throwing a rock at a hornet’s nest.  Since the story broke last week that the EPA is threatening Johnson, a welder who … Continue reading

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Fourth Amendment Follies Coming Soon to Wyoming

Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado under state law for not only medicinal but recreational use by people over 21, a new industry is taking off. As reported earlier this week by the Denver Post,  “Commercial real estate tracker … Continue reading

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Wyoming Case Another Victory for Land Rights

Today the United States Supreme Court decided the case Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States, ruling with an 8-1 majority that abandoned railroad easements under the General Railroad Right-of-Way Act of 1875 do not necessarily transfer to the … Continue reading

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Friend of the Court Jester

“This case concerns amici because the law at issue undermines the First Amendment’s protection of the serious business of making politics funny.” So begins a friend-of-the-court (amici) brief from our friends at the Cato Institute and P.J. O’Rourke—“America’s leading political … Continue reading

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Wyoming Liberty Group and Republic Free Choice Submit Comments Opposing Proposed IRS Non-Profit Rules

CHEYENNE – Wyoming Liberty Group, joined by Republic Free Choice, submitted public comments to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) today, discussing problems with the federal agency’s proposed rulemaking regarding non-profit advocacy groups. The proposed rules come less than a year … Continue reading

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Drones in Wyoming Skies and “Robocop” at the Door

Last Friday was the final day for first reading of bills in their house of origin in the 2014 Wyoming Budget Session. Due to the priority of budget amendments, even extended hours could not provide the time needed to consider … Continue reading

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