Status: Court of Appeals reversed on issue of what constitutes a reasonable legal alternative for the necessity defense and finding that defendant had made the necessary showing to present a question of fact for a jury. [ 07/15/2021 ]
Description: Criminal case against defendant who blocked railroad tracks in protest of coal and oil trains that traveled through Spokane, Washington.
Status: Opinion issued affirming district court's ruling that insurance and indemnification requirements violated the First Amendment. [ 12/22/2014 ]
Description: Challenge by environmental groups wishing to organize marches to raise climate change awareness to constitutionality of Utah regulations requiring them to obtain insurance and sign an indemnification form.
Status: Order issued granting U.S.'s motion in limine. [ 11/16/2009 ]
Description: Action alleging violation of Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act by individual who bid on BLM leases he did not intend to pay for in order to prevent their use in a way that would worsen effects of climate change.