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A Closer Look At Trump's Antiquities Act Order

Law360, New York (May 10, 2017, 12:34 PM EDT) -- President Trump’s recent executive order (April 26, 2017) to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke initiating a review of certain national monuments designated by past presidents under the Antiquities Act likely had many people outside the western United States wondering what he was talking about and what it all meant. Words like “antiquities” and “monuments” may invoke images of old buildings and historical and symbolic structures like the Washington Monument, and ancient artifacts. The order however, was much more than that. To understand why...
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