Wyoming Indians question conservative law firm's motives in 5-year federal vote rights case


The Mountain States Legal Foundation has built a reputation as an influential behind-the-scenes player over the years on conservative legal causes. It has waged battles against affirmative action and protections for endangered species while being bankrolled by some of the most powerful families in the West. The group is now fighting a protracted legal battle with American Indians who believe the organization is trampling on their voting rights in a rural Wyoming county.