RICHARD E. LYNG, SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, et al. v. NORTHWEST INDIAN CEMETERY PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION et al.
Supreme Court Cases
485 U.S. 439 (1988)
Legal Principle at Issue
Whether the construction of a paved road through federal land and allowance of timber harvesting by the United States Forest Service violates the Free Exercise Clause when part of such land has historically been used by certain American Indians for religious rituals that depend upon privacy, silence, and an undisturbed natural setting.
Reversed and remanded. Petitioning party received a favorable disposition.
Advocated for Respondent
- Marilyn B. Miles View all cases
Advocated for Petitioner
- Andrew J. Pincus View all cases