The Trump Administration and Lessons Not Learned from Prior National Monument Modifications

82 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2018 Last revised: 7 Mar 2019

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John Ruple

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

In the debate surrounding President Trump’s monument reductions, a critical and as-yet unanswered question is whether prior presidential monument reductions create a precedent for contemporary actions through the doctrine of congressional acquiescence. This article undertakes a historical survey of prior presidential reductions to determine whether—and if so to what extent—there is a pattern of presidential action sufficient to support the congressional acquiescence argument.

Keywords: Bears Ears; Grand Staircase-Escalante; National Monuments; Antiquities Act

Suggested Citation

Ruple, John, The Trump Administration and Lessons Not Learned from Prior National Monument Modifications (2019). 43 Harvard Envtl. L. Rev. 1 (2019); University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 292. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3272594 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3272594

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