Two States, 29 Tribes Urge Pausing Nat'l Archive Building Sale

Law360 (January 8, 2021, 10:47 PM EST) -- Washington, Oregon, 29 tribes and a handful of historic groups are urging a Washington federal judge to block federal agencies from a "rushed and haphazard" effort to sell the National Archives building in Seattle, Washington, after the agencies allegedly failed to follow proper procedures for selling it.

The Thursday filing, which sought to prevent a sale before the suit concludes, said selling the building "is not only illegal, it would also be profoundly harmful" due to the troves of undigitized primary sources found in this location, like tribal and treaty records, Chinese Exclusion Act case files and Japanese American internment records....

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