Dr. Wendsler Nosie, Sr., Apache Stronghold, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael V. Nixon, J.D., email@example.com
APACHE STRONGHOLD MAKES U.S. GOVERNMENT RETREAT CAUSING 9th CIRCUIT DENIAL OF EMERGENCY INJUNCTION
CASE STILL PROCEEDS ON EXPEDITED BASIS
By Apache Stronghold
OAK FLAT, AZ – This afternoon the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Apache Stronghold's appeal of U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan's February 12, 2021, ruling. The Appellate Court refused to grant Apache Stronghold's request on a 2-1 vote because of the Forest Service' last-minute March 1, 2021, withdrawal of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. Prior to this withdrawal, the giveaway of Oak Flat would have happened by March 11, 2021. The Appellate Court fell for this Forest Service ploy although Appellate Judge Bumatay observed, "The Supreme Court recently suggested we do not acquiesce to such tactics."