Conservative think tank concludes Trump can rescind Bears Ears Monument

Dave Cawley, Deseret News

The rim of Dark Canyon, a small part of Bears Ears National Monument. A new report published by a conservative policy think tank contends President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument and other monuments designated by previous presidents.

SALT LAKE CITY — A new report published by a conservative policy think tank contends President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument and other monuments designated by previous presidents.

The American Enterprise Institute published a 25-page report Wednesday afternoon, at which time its authors spoke at a panel in Washington, D.C. Utah’s Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Rob Bishop, both Republicans, gave opening remarks.

“We believe a president’s discretion to change monument boundaries is without limit, but even if that is not so, his power to significantly change monument boundaries is at its height if the original designation was unreasonable large,” states the report.

The report’s authors are University of California-Berkeley law professor John Yoo and Todd Gaziano, a senior fellow in constitutional law and executive director at the Pacific Legal Foundation DC…

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