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Cert Denied in Oklevueha Native American Church v. Lynch

Here is today’s order list. Lower court materials here.

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Tenth Circuit Rejects Religious Objector’s Challenge to Oklahoma License Plate

Here is the opinion in Cressman v. Thompson. Briefs: 1 Opening Brief 2 Appellees Brief 3 Reply Brief Lower court materials here and here. Prior Tenth Circuit case here.  

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Federal Court Affirms Oklahoma School’s Refusal to Allow Native High School Graduate to Wear Eagle Feather on Graduation Cap

Here is the order in Griffith v. Caney Valley Public Schools (N.D. Okla.): 22. Order and Opinion (5-20-15) Prior materials here.

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Magistrate Decision in Griffith v. Caney Valley Public Schools

In which the student is denied the right to wear an eagle feather on her graduation cap. Her graduation from Caney Valley Public Schools, which is just north of Tulsa, is tomorrow. Recommendation The School demonstrated that the graduation ceremony is a … Continue reading

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Mass. COA Dismisses Challenge to State Flag

Here is the unpublished opinion in DeGuglielmo v Governor. And a series of images behind the claim:

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Federal Court Rules for State in Challenge to Oklahoma License Plate

Here is the court’s order in Cressman v. Thompson (W.D. Okla.): 117 DCT Order How Appealing links to news coverage here. Prior materials in this case are here, here, and here.  

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Federal Court Denies Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment in Dispute over Oklahoma Indian Arrow License Plate

Here are the materials in Cressman v. Thompson (W.D. Okla.): 95 OPC Motion for Summary J 96 OTC Motion for Summary J 98 Cressman Motion for Summary J 111 DCT Order Denying Motions for Summary J This case is slated … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Revives Establishment Clause Challenge to Oklahoma’s Indian Arrow License Plate (UPDATED)

Here is the opinion in Cressman v. Thompson. Update — Now with dissent: 12-6151 An excerpt: This appeal concerns an image stamped on the standard Oklahoma license plate ofa Native American shooting an arrow toward the sky. Appellant Keith Cressman … Continue reading

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New Scholarship (In Progress) on the Eagle Act and Religious Freedom

Kathryn Kovacs has posted her draft paper, “Alleviating the Tension between Species Preservation and Religious Freedom,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act prohibits the taking or possession of eagles and eagle parts. Recognizing … Continue reading

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Update in Northern Arapaho Suit re: Eagle Act and RFRA

Northern Arapaho has moved for judgment on the pleadings in its suit challenging the Fish and Wildlife Service’s administration of the Eagle Acts: Northern Arapaho Motion for Judgment on Pleadings Their complaint is here.

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