High Court Snubs Miners In National Forest Road-Closure Row

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 1:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by a national miners group to review a September Ninth Circuit order upholding driving restrictions on roads in California's Eldorado National Forest the group argued are public.

The high court refused to grant a challenge to the ruling brought by Public Lands for the People Inc., which argued in its December petition that the Forest Service’s decision to bar motorized vehicle traffic on forest roads “defies common sense” given that those roads are open for numerous other...
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