Lawsuits Loom for Obama Monuments Action

LifeZette: Lawsuits, legal challenges, and quite possibly, a U.S. Supreme Court case — that’s the legacy President Obama’s leaving behind with his just-announced designation of two new national monuments, the 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears in Utah and the 300,000-acre Gold Butte in Nevada.

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Why? Environmentalists, conservatives, Native Americans, and those on the political Left may have cheered Obama’s lame-duck designations, which came by the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906. But landowners aren’t happy, and neither are state and local governments.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced his office is working with federal and state authorities to file a lawsuit, challenging the scope of Obama’s designation. If that doesn’t work, Reyes said congressional members in Washington, D.C., could perhaps defund or rescind the monuments — and if all else fails, he’s looking to President-Elect Donald Trump for help. Meanwhile, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey just announced his intent to sue if Obama follows through with another proposed monument spanning 1.7 million acres in his state — this one called the Greater Grand Canyon National Monument.

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12 Comments on Lawsuits Loom for Obama Monuments Action

  1. think of the huge legal and bureaucratic costs to the country associated with having to undo all of this pen and phone obama legacy bullshit

    he is a deranged, narcissistic mental case, should leave the white house in a coat that matches

  2. The states need to take back all lands within their borders to prevent anything like this happening in the future. Al these national monuments do is generate income for the fed, not for the states.

  3. “The Constitution simply does not authorize the federal government to own any of this land (in the Western states).”

    — Andrew Napolitano on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 in an interview on “Hannity”

  4. “The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States….”

    Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2

    Dispose of and regulate…NOT to appropriate!

  5. How bout’ we make Martha’s Vineyard a national monument. We could call it “Drunken Bridges Island” or something like that.
    Yes, James Taylor and a bunch of other assholes would have to move but will be reimbursed for their loss. Say $100.00 total and they have to promise not to ever sing or bother the rest of us again.

  6. All of these Democrat National Monument designations need to be reviewed and modified, eliminated and rescinded. Legacyman needs to be handed his Ephemeral Legacy on the first day President Trump is in office. Only ten more days. God speed, Donald Trump.

  7. Geez. Maybe they should misappropriate Hollywood. Give everyone a promissory note for a hundred bucks then bring in the bulldozers. Plant a bunch trees and homeless people there. How could a good leftist say no to that?

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