People v. Rinehart

ELR Citation: 46 ELR 20142
No(s). S222620 (Cal. Sup. Ct. Aug 22, 2016)

The Supreme Court of California held that the state's moratorium on the use of suction dredges to mine gold from rivers was not preempted by federal mining law. The case arose after an individual challenged his conviction for the possession and unpermitted use of a suction dredge. He argued that the...