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4th Cir.: Coin collectors’ quest to ease import restrictions fails (access required)

A numismatics lobbying group that intentionally imported ancient coins under international trade restrictions was unsuccessful in challenging forfeiture of the coins. Abuse of discretion is the appropriate standard for reviewing lower-court decisions to strike pleadings. Background In 1970, the U.S. signed a treaty designed to address the clandestine excavation of nations’ “cultural property,” including antiquities such as ...