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Property Law Keyed to Dukeminier
Andrus v. Allard
Citation:444 U.S. 51
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Various Indian artifact traders engaged in the exchange of artifacts that were partly composed of feathers of birds protected under conservation laws. These artifacts, however, existed before these conservation laws came into force. Two of the Indian artifact traders who had sold “pre-existing” artifacts were prosecuted for violations of the conservation laws. Andrus and the other traders (plaintiffs-appellees) brought suit against the Secretary of the Interior for declaratory and injunctive relief.
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