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Answer to petition for Review by California Supreme Court

Here is James Buchal’s answer to the State’s Petition for the California Supreme Court to review the recent Third Appellate Court’s landmark Decision which confirms our right to mine on the public lands free from the unreasonable dictates of State … Continue reading

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Response to the Peoples request for depublication has been filed!

We have completed and filed our final Opposition Brief to the State’s Petition for De-publication on Thanksgiving day. Given the short time frame for reply, Attorney James Buchal has had to work hard all through this past weekend to make … Continue reading

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State Requests Depublication of Rinehart Opinion!

In case you missed it… “I forgot to mention that at the same time the State petitioned for Supreme Court review, they also asked the Court to depublish the opinion by separate letter (copy attached).  Unfortunately, the response to this … Continue reading

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State of California has now asked the California Supreme Court to overturn the Court of Appeal ruling in favor of Rinehart

FYI, the State of California has now asked the California Supreme Court to overturn the Court of Appeal ruling in favor of Rinehart. The State’s petition is attached. We have 20 days to respond. Mr. Rinehart would appreciate any and … Continue reading

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The court of appeals has REJECTED the amicus brief filed by our opponents and their attempt to try and modify the courts opinion.

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Dan Walters: Californians with gold fever strike a legal lode

From Sacbee.com: Dan Walters California explosively emerged as a place of importance – and quickly became a state – for one reason only: the 1848 discovery of gold in the American River. Gold seekers poured into the state from around … Continue reading

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Rinehart Responds to Karuks Amicus Brief…

Click on link below to see our response to the Karuk’s attempt to change the published decision. Ltr-re-Amicus-mod-10-21-14

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Rinehart decision is now PUBLISHED LAW!

I am overjoyed to announce that the Third Appellate Court of California has formally published its recent Decision in the Brandon Rinehart case. The Decision clearly confirms that the State does not have the authority to impose restrictions which materially … Continue reading

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Oral Arguments heard today!

My wife, father, and I attended my Appellant court hearing this morning, along with a few other miners, and Steve and Rich Krimm from The New 49ers. My Attorney James Buchal and the States attorney were each given 15 mins … Continue reading

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Pacific Legal Foundation Joins Efforts!

APPLICATION OF PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION AND THE WESTERN MINING ALLIANCE TO APPEAR AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF APPELLANT AND IN SUPPORT OF REVERSAL. Pacific legal foundation_AMICUS BRIEF

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