The Trump Administration and Lessons Not Learned from Prior National Monument Modifications
82 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2018 Last revised: 7 Mar 2019
Date Written: 2019
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
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