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Back to the Present: The Supreme Court Refuses to Move Public Range Law Backward, but Will the BLM Move Public Range Management Forward?

"In the ranchers' view, history has created expectations in respect to the security of 'grazing privileges'; they have relied upon those expectations; and the statute requires the Secretary to 'safeguard' that reliance."2...

Public Lands Council v. Babbitt

The Court holds that three 1995 U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) amendments to the federal grazing regulations neither violate the Taylor Grazing Act nor exceed the Secretary of the Interior's authority under that Act. The Court...

Public Lands Council v. Babbitt

The court reverses in part and affirms in part a district court decision invalidating four 1995 U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) regulations that govern livestock grazing on Bureau of Land Management-managed public lands. The court...