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Federal court greenlights destruction of sacred Native American site

March 05, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: In a 6-5 decision, a federal appellate court has approved the destruction of a sacred Apache site in Arizona by an Australian-owned copper mining company.

The court ruled that the land, located in a national forest but transferred to the company by Congress, is not subject to religious-freedom protections. Becket Law, a public interest law firm that has represented Catholic organizations in religious-freedom cases, represented the Apache plaintiffs in the case.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Mar. 06, 2024 3:50 AM ET USA

    Another abuse of the government's "eminent domain" seizure law.