What History Tells Us About Obama's Antiquities Act Legacy

Law360, New York (November 22, 2016, 12:04 PM EST) -- As the end of the Obama administration approaches, there is renewed attention on President Barack Obama's use of the Antiquities Act of 1906. While the act has been used — both by this president and many before him — to protect various types of places (i.e., large natural areas as well as historic sites), controversy is raging over calls for him to take action and designate a national monument in the “Bears Ears” region of eastern Utah.

The Antiquities Act has saved many places in the United States,...
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