Montana Says BLM Acting Director Unconstitutional

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 3:18 PM EDT) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has said the acting director of the Bureau of Land Management is serving in violation of the U.S. Constitution and should be enjoined from exercising power in the agency.

Bullock on Monday told a Montana federal judge that William Pendley's continued role as acting director of the Interior Department agency violates the Constitution as well as the Federal Vacancies Reform Act and the Administrative Procedure Act. Bullock, a Democrat running for Senate in 2020, said Pendley can't run the agency while the Senate considers his confirmation and argued that his repeated temporary appointments to run the agency...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!