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Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Adorers of the Blood of Christ v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Case

The Third Circuit affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a religious group's challenge to FERC's approval of a natural gas pipeline along land owned by the group. The group objected to the use of their land as part of the project,...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court denied native tribes' request for injunctive relief to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline planned to run under Lake Oahe, due to laches and their unlikelihood of success on the merits. The federal government granted...

Mc Allen Grace Brethren Church v. Salazar

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit held that DOI's ban on owning bald eagle feathers under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). DOI's implementation of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act...

United States v. Wilgus

ELR Case

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...