There is a federal law on the books that Governor Cuomo pretty much admitted that his family violated. The law is the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940. The law prohibits the taking, selling or bartering of any part of the Bald or Golden Eagle.

Over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recounted a summer family trip to Saranac Lake where they had seen a Bald Eagle fly past their canoe, dropping a feather in the process. One of the governor's family members kept the feather and in doing so, broke the law.

Will they have to face jail time or pay a fee? Or is this law antiquated from the days when the Bald Eagle was still a part of the endangered species list?

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