Land management plans approved by William Perry Pendley while he unlawfully served as the acting director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management were vacated on Friday by a Montana federal judge who sided with the state's governor on the question.
Montana's governor has asked a federal judge to throw out land management plans that had been handled by William Perry Pendley in the wake of a court finding that he had unlawfully served as the acting director of the Bureau of Land Management.
William Perry Pendley is unlawfully serving as the Trump administration's acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, a Montana federal judge ruled Friday, agreeing with Montana's governor that Pendley was not properly appointed or confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
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.