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United States v. Lynch

United States v. Lynch, No. 98-cr-00001, (D. Alaska Sept. 22, 1999), guilty plea; vacated and remanded, 233 F.3d 1139 (9th Cir. Dec. 7, 2000); guilty plea, (D. Alaska Oct. 29, 2001). 

The Lynch case concerned the burden of proof required to prove a violation of the Antiquities Resource Protection Act (“ARPA”). Lynch argued that the Government must prove the defendant “knowingly” removed an “archaeological resource,” while the Government contended that it only had to prove that the object was removed, regardless of whether or not . . .

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