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Cliff
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Dave McCracken

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Sep 23 at 6:58 PM

Dear CLIFF,

I am very happy to inform you that the Third Appellate Court of
California issued a unanimous Decision today confirming our
arguments that a State agency does not have the authority to
materially interfere with commercial mining programs on the public
lands. The Decision reversed Brandon Rinehart's conviction for
suction dredging without a permit. In case you are interested,
the Decision is right here:

http://www.goldgold.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/opinion-9-23-14.pdf

Here is an explanation from our attorney:

http://www.goldgold.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/memo-Rinehart-developments-9-23-14.pdf

This is a huge win for our side, which I believe, will go a long
way towards getting us a reasonable set of dredging regulations
in California for the 2015 season and beyond.  I also predict
this will, in a roundabout way, help eliminate Oregon's moratorium
which is set to begin in 2016. 

I'll follow with more in the October newsletter.  For now, I want
to thank you guys for all your important support, and congratulate
you on the biggest legal win for our side since the beginning of
all the legal battles about 10 years ago!!

Dave Mack
The New 49'ers Legal Fund

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September 24, 2014 at 5:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sourdough Joe
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as huge as this is, there is still a legal battle going on in San Bernadino.  keep donating to New 49ers, and PLP.

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September 24, 2014 at 12:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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