In the debate surrounding President Trump’s monument reductions, a critical and as-yet unanswered question is whether prior presidential monument reductions create a precedent for contemporary actions through the doctrine of congressional acquiescence. This article undertakes a historical survey of prior presidential reductions to determine whether—and if so to what extent—there is a pattern of presidential action sufficient to support the congressional acquiescence argument.
Ruple, John C., "The Trump Administration and Lessons Not Learned from Prior National Monument Modifications" (2018). Utah Law Faculty Scholarship. 136.