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United States v. Pre-Columbian Artifacts

United States v. Pre-Columbian Artifacts, 845 F. Supp. 544 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 14, 1993), (denying summary judgment motion); settled, No. 93-cv-2654 (N.D. Ill. June 22, 1994).

In this case, which appears inconsistent with other court decisions involving the U.S. National Stolen Property Act (NSPA), a federal district court in Illinois ruled that a Guatemalan law granting the state ownership of all illegally exported artifacts was sufficient to deem such objects stolen under the NSPA, even if . . .

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