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United States v. Wilgus

ELR Citation: ELR 20125
Nos. No. 09-4046, (10th Cir., 03/29/2011) conviction upheld

The Tenth Circuit held that an individual's conviction under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act for unlawfully possessing 141 eagle feathers does not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. The individual is a follower of a Native American faith but is neither a member of a federally recognized tribe nor Indian by birth....

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