Ariz. Gov. Vetoes Bill Demanding Release Of Federal Land

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Monday demanding that the federal government relinquish title over all public lands to the state, a measure that could affect millions of acres.

The legislation, Senate Bill 1332, also sought to give Arizona the right to sell off these public lands. The legislation was similar to a bill that passed the Utah Legislature and was signed by Gov. Gary Herbert in March.

In a statement, Brewer noted that the legislation likely violated the U.S. Constitution. Among other justifications for rejecting...
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