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People v. Rinehart

The Supreme Court of California held that the state's moratorium on the use of suction dredges to mine gold from rivers was not preempted by federal mining law. The case arose after an individual challenged his conviction for the...

Mineral Ass'ns Coalition v. State Mining & Geology Bd.

The court upholds a California state mining board regulation that requires the Director of the Department of Conservation to concur in any lead agency determination that a mine operator has fulfilled the terms of his reclamation plan...