Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association

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https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep485/usrep485439/usrep485439.pdf

Holding

Construction of road through section of national forest regarded as sacred ground by three tribes does not violate free exercise clause; American Indian Religious Freedom Act provides no cause of action.

Citation

485 U.S. 439

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

N.W. Indian Cemetery Protective Ass'n v. Peterson, 795 F.2d 688 (9th Cir. 1986), rev'd sub nom. Lyng v. N.W. Indian Cemetery Protective Ass'n, 485 U.S. 439 (1988)