Thursday, February 5, 2015

Federal Judge Denies ACCG's Motion to Reconsider

Judge Catherine Blake has once again said no to the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild in the case of U.S. v. Three Knife-Shaped Coins Et al.

In a short ruling issued Tuesday, the federal court judge for the district of Maryland wrote:
I have considered the motion for reconsideration ... filed by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (“the Guild”), together with the government’s opposition and the Guild’s reply. As I continue to believe that my opinion issued June 3, 2014 correctly interprets the Fourth Circuit’s ruling in Ancient Coin Collectors Guild v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 698 F.3d 171 (4th Cir. 2012), the motion for reconsideration is Denied.
Earlier court actions pursued by the Guild have resulted in losses in the federal district courtthe court of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Hat tip: Gary Nurkin
Photo credit: Jason Morrison