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Oral Argument Set for January 13, 2014 on Mask of Ka Nefer-Nefer Forfeiture Case

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on December 19, 2013 at 5:56 AM

The Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has set oral argument for January 13, 2014 on the appeal from the dismissal of the government's civil forteiture case against the Mask of Ka Nefer-Nefer in the St. Louis Art Museum.

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Topics: Mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer, United States v. Mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer, St. Louis A, Civil Forfeiture

Government Tries to Save "Mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer" Case Against St. Louis Art Museum, but Did U.S. Miss Its Own Deadline?

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on June 14, 2012 at 10:10 AM

After the U.S. District Court denied the government’s Motion to Reconsider its earlier dismissal of the claim to the Mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer in the St. Louis Museum of Art, the government has tried another procedure to revive the case, one that is normally unremarkable. A review of the filings in the case raises the question, however, of whether that attempt is too late and the government’s only hopes now rest on an appeal. That is, the government may have promised the Court that it would file any request to file a new complaint of the sort it just did by no later than two weeks ago and missed its own self-imposed deadline.

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Topics: Mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer, St. Louis Art Museum, Collections, Restitution, 19 U.S.C. § 1595a, United States v. Mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer, Customs, Civil Forfeiture

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