Friday, May 12, 2017

Attorney General Bob Ferguson to challenge Trump administration on national monuments

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson pledged Thursday to defend the Hanford Reach National Monument and any other threatened Washington monument in court, saying the Antiquities Act of 1906 does not give presidents the authority to revoke monument status. “I ask President Trump and Secretary (Ryan) Zinke to respect the legal limits of their powers,” said Ferguson, referencing a legal opinion that dates to the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. “If President Trump attempts to harm Washington’s National Monuments, my office will defend them,” he said...more

 It makes it sound like he is saving a damsel in distress! LOL He won't be defending anything, he will be challenging Trump's interpretation of the Antiquities Act. Anyway, Ferguson got what he wanted: A big article and his picture in the paper.

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