Saturday, June 30, 2012

Notice of Appeal Filed by U.S. Attorney in St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM) Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask Case

One day after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri denied the government's latest effort to forfeit the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask held at the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM), U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan filed a notice of appeal.

The notice challenges Judge Henry E. Autrey's denial of the government's motion to strike SLAM's claim, the dismissal of the government's verified complaint to forfeit the mask, the denial of the government's motion for reconsideration to reopen the forfeiture case, and the refusal to allow federal attorneys to amend its complaint.

The case now moves to the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

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