Supreme Court: Regulation Of Private Land In National Parks Warrants Review

(October 7, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 1 granted certiorari to decide whether a 1980 Alaskan lands act bars the National Park Service (NPS) from regulating property within national parks owned by other parties, including Native Americans (John Sturgeon v. Sue Masica, et al., No. 14-1209, U.S. Sup.).

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John Sturgeon sued the NPS; Sue Masica, the agency’s Alaska regional director; the Department of the Interior and other government officials in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, challenging the NPS’s...
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