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This segment contains cases that deal with legal disputes involving the numerous herds of wild horses that inhabit America and the regulation of those herds by governmental entities.

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U.S. Supreme Court (1976) Wild Free-roaming Horses and Burros Act is constitutional
U.S. District Court, Nevada (1978) Horse protection group tries unsuccessfully to stop BLM round-up
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1979) Court orders trial court to decide about environmental impact statement
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1982) Court dismisses lawsuit because round-up already held
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (1986) Failure to remove wild horses from private land not a taking without compensation

U.S. Federal Circuit (1995) Lawsuit challenging requirement that rancher water wild horses filed too late
U.S. Court of Claims (2000) Government's failure to keep wild horses off ranch not a taking without compensation