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Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association (1988)
Encyclopedia of the First Amendment
  • John R. Hermann, Trinity University
Document Type
Contribution to Book
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Abstract

In Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association, 485 U.S. 439 (1988), the Supreme Court held that the free exercise clause of the First Amendment does not prohibit the federal government from timber harvesting or constructing a road through a portion of a national forest that is considered a sacred religious site by three Native American tribes.

Publisher
Congressional Quarterly Press
Citation Information
Hermann, J. R. (2007). Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association (1988). In Encyclopedia of the First Amendment. Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.