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U.S. Court of Appeals grants Amicus Briefs

Amicus Curiae Briefs accepted by Appellate Court

By Wayne G. Sayles |
December 05, 2011

In an Order Granting Filing of Amicus Briefs dated 5 December 2011, the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has granted motions to submit amicus briefs by six entities in support of the ACCG appeal of a dismissal in the Baltimore court challenge to import restrictions on coins from Cyprus and China.  The briefs were filed by American Committee for Cultural Policy, International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art, International Association of Professional Numismatists, The American Numismatic Association, Ancient Coins for Education, Inc., and Professional Numismatists Guild, Inc. 

In an earlier action, the government replaced the counsel of record, bumping the action up to the Department of Justice Civil Appellate Division under lead attorney Mark B. Stern.  The impetus for this change of counsel is conjectural, but one cannot help but feel that the government is taking the appeal seriously — as they should.  Counsel for ACCG in this appeal is the Washington DC firm of Bailey and Ehrenberg, PLLC.

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