Colloquium on national monuments

To Shrink or Not to Shrink?
Presidential Authority Over National Monuments
Monday, November 20, 2017
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Room 165
6:30pm – 8:30pm

This year’s Carver Colloquium will debate the ability of standing presidents to diminish or abolish national monuments created by past presidents. The authority to expand national monuments has always been included in the Antiquities Act, but recent controversy has questioned the legal authority for presidents to shrink the size of some monuments.



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  1. When things are accomplished through Presidential Fiat they can also be undone by Presidential Order.
    To prevent this, Congress should act, in absence, this means the Presidential Order setting a Monument can be changed through Presidential Order.


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