NC judge's ruling may end legal battle over Bill of Rights copy

North Carolina's long legal battle over its original copy of the Bill of Rights may be over.

Superior Court Judge Henry Hight signed an order Monday siding
with the state and declaring the document belongs to North
Carolina. Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a statement that the
decision ends all remaining claims to the copy.

North Carolina officials have held the faded parchment since
2005, two years after it was recovered by federal authorities
during a sting operation.

Officials say it was removed from Raleigh at the close of the
Civil War, possibly by a Union soldier. The document remained in
one family until it was sold to a Connecticut antiques dealer and a
businessman in 2000.

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