Supreme Court Turns Down Mining Law Case

Law360, New York (May 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a case challenging nine mineral patent claims granted under a controversial 1872 law that allows miners to stake claims on federal land.

The Court on Monday decided not to address whether or not a third party was entitled to judicial review under the 135-year-old General Mining Act, denying a petition for review brought by the High Country Citizen’s Alliance, the Town of Crested Butte and the County Commissioners of Gunnison County.

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