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Judge: Man Cannot Present Evidence On Ignorance Of Clean Water Act

Mealey's (July 16, 2015, 3:01 PM EDT) -- ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal judge in Alaska on July 10 granted the federal government’s motion in limine to preclude a man from presenting evidence that he was unaware of the requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the parameters of a mining facility’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, ruling that the information is not relevant to his defense of allegations that he violated the statute (United States of America v. James Slade, No. 14-cr-00103-05-SLG-DMS, D. Alaska; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89717)....
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