A religious group urges the 9th Circ. To rehear the Arizona mine case

By David Holtzman (September 2, 2022, 6:39 p.m. EDT) – A religious rights group on Friday requested the Ninth Circuit for a new hearing on a proposed copper mine east of Phoenix, arguing that the previous ruling by the court had been misinterpreted. the law on the restoration of religious freedom.

The Resolution Copper mine at Oak Flat in the Tonto National Forest would destroy a sacred worship site for the San Carlos Apache Nation, whose reservation is nearby, according to the amicus brief filed by the nonprofit group Protect the 1st Foundation. A divided panel of three judges handed down the appeals court decision in June allowing construction of the mine. The foundation is now asking…

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