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Ep 11: Mark Squillace on the Antiquities Act

This episode of Go West, Young Podcast is a wide-ranging conversation with Professor Mark Squillace, director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado law School.

Squillace first weighs in on whether President Trump has the authority to erase or shrink a national monument, then he debunks all of the legal theories espoused by extremists who claim the federal government has no constitutional authority to own public land.

We conclude with a discussion about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, and the threat posed by the REINS act, which would turn Congress into regulatory micro-managers.

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Producer/Host: Aaron Weiss

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