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Raptor-Thieving Paleontologist Pleads Guilty to State Charges

3 on March 11, 2009, 10:42 am / in archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Dinosaurs

A month ago I reported on paleontologist Nathan Murphy’s snatching of a raptor, then concealing its find spot, and then […]

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New Bill May Give Montana Tribes Increased Control Over Cultural Property

New Bill May Give Montana Tribes Increased Control Over Cultural Property

on March 10, 2009, 1:20 pm / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Domestic Legislation, Native American Issues

Senate Bill 488, sponsored by Dem. Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy of the Chippewa-Cree tribe, was supported by a 27-22 vote. […]

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Chinese Leper’s Hospital Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status

Chinese Leper’s Hospital Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status

on March 9, 2009, 8:40 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger, UNESCO

The Losheng Sanatorium was constructed in the 1930s during the Japanese colonial period. It has since served as a sanatorium […]

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Free Lawyer for DC-Area Cultural Property Issues

Free Lawyer for DC-Area Cultural Property Issues

on March 6, 2009, 7:20 am / in archaeology law, Museums

You heard me right, FREE! Well, pro bono anyway. A reader of this humble blog has inquired whether I know […]

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Proposed Bill May Bring Protection for Cultural Resources on New Mexico State Lands

Proposed Bill May Bring Protection for Cultural Resources on New Mexico State Lands

on March 3, 2009, 8:30 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Domestic Legislation, Native American Issues, New Mexico, Preservation Initiatives

Freelance writer and former archaeologist Laura Paskus has written an excellent article for the Santa Fe Reporter on the lack […]

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The Repatriation of African Art (Tonight @ Rutgers)

The Repatriation of African Art (Tonight @ Rutgers)

1 on February 25, 2009, 3:11 am / in Repatriation

Sorry for the late notice folks, but just found out about this event. If you’re in the Rutgers area, though, […]

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Potential Seizure of Persian Tablets Ruffles Feathers

Potential Seizure of Persian Tablets Ruffles Feathers

2 on February 23, 2009, 5:05 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Litigation, Museums

A DC Court judge awarded victims of a suicide bombing in Jerusalem $412 million dollars in their suit against Iran […]

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Legal Issues in Museum Administration & Free MP3 on Collecting on Public Lands

Legal Issues in Museum Administration & Free MP3 on Collecting on Public Lands

on February 22, 2009, 7:52 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Museums

The Smithsonian Institution and the American Association of Museums are cosponsoring an ALA-ABA conference on Legal Issues in Museum Administration, […]

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The Economic Crisis Hits Cultural Property Disposition

The Economic Crisis Hits Cultural Property Disposition

on February 15, 2009, 9:14 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Economy, Museums

The federal government of Canada has denied the Museum of Northern British Columbia the funds to purchase a prehistoric Tsimshian […]

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Seeking Feedback on My Working Paper

Seeking Feedback on My Working Paper

1 on February 11, 2009, 6:26 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Native American Issues, Personal

I am publishing an article in the Idaho Law Review in their symposium edition on New Directions for Indigenous Law […]

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