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(Reuters) – The bald eagle may no longer be at risk of extinction, but the U.S. effort to protect the national bird became harder on Wednesday.

A federal appeals court revived a religion-based challenge to a U.S. regulation that allows only members of Indian tribes recognized by the government to possess the birds’ feathers, so long as they first obtain permits.

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Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  This is more judicial fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision which set a wrongheaded precedent of granting exemptions to federal law based on arbitrary religious preference.  The incredibly dangerous dismantling of America’s Separation of Church and State continues…

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