Tag Archives: Antiquities Act of 1906

Legal Planet: “Politicians and Commentators Who Criticize Recent National Monuments Are Making Up Their Own Version of History”

By Sean Hecht (“Go Blue”), here. An excerpt: But the idea that large monument designations are new or inappropriate is, much like other current right-wing narratives about the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies, a false story based on false history.  Bears … Continue reading

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Micro-Response on the Presidential Authority to Terminate or Diminish National Monuments

From one of the authors of the original paper: It is true that there have been a number of proclamations diminishing monuments in the past but none of these have been challenged in court so no court has ever passed … Continue reading

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New Scholarship Arguing, “Presidents Lack the Authority to Abolish or Diminish National Monuments”

Mark Squillace, Eric Biber, Nicholas S. Bryner, and Sean B. Hecht have posted “Presidents Lack the Authority to Abolish or Diminish National Monuments” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: By any measure, the Antiquities Act of 1906 has a remarkable … Continue reading

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