18 Acquitted in Massive Brussels Diamond Heist
June 2018 by Associated Press
The massive 2013 theft, in which tens of millions worth of gems were stolen from the hold of a departing Swiss-bound plane, had all the hallmarks of an “Ocean’s Eleven” operation. And it still might still get a Hollywood ending.
T. Lyle Taylor
Jan. 2, 1945 - Jun. 18, 2004
The State of California is seeking dismissal of the federal lawsuit filed by Public Lands for the People (PLP) on grounds that they are immune from such lawsuits under the 11th Amendment to the US Constitution. However, there is plenty of prior case precedence suggesting that state officials and agencies are open to such lawsuits when they assume responsibility for regulatory authority from the federal government.
• Clean Water Act rule change proposed
• DOJ files motion against Oregon miners
• Off-road access case to be reviewed by Supreme Court
• Resources Coalition hard at work
• Leavitt takes helm of EPA
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.
Stillwater Mining Company’s East Boulder platinum and palladium mine is back in operation, with its staff cut in half...
...miners, prospectors and mining related businesses are discovering that capital investments in equipment, machinery and other business assets are more affordable today than ever before.
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