February 6, 2015

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United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake denied the motion for reconsideration filed by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild

After careful consideration the United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake denied the motion for reconsideration filed by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG, “the Guild”), of her June 3, 2014 opinion in the the Fourth Circuit’s ruling in Ancient Coin Collectors Guild v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 698 F.3d 171 (4th Cir. 2012).

Her original ruling in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland affirmed the government’s motion to strike noting much of the answer and most, if not all, of the affirmative defenses stating the ACCG sought to re-litigate issues concerning the validity of the regulations and the government’s decision to impose import restrictions on certain Cypriot and Chinese coins.
This case was earlier presented to the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit who unanimously ruled that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not act outside of its authority under the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in its seizure of import restricted Chinese and Cypriot coins in this long and complicated case, rejecting the claimant's invitation to "engage in a searching review of the government's implementation of CPIA import restrictions on Chinese and Cypriot cultural property."

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