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The case of United States v. It involved court orders, injunctions, and notices. Bundy argued pro se without a lawyer that the land belongs to the state. The Bureau of Land Management was represented by the U.
Hicks ruled that the land on which Bundy was grazing his cattle was indeed owned by the federal government, that Bundy had not been paying to use it as he should have been, that Bundy was trespassing, and that the government had the right to enforce the injunctions against trespass.
Hicks found that Bundy had repeatedly violated court orders. Legal actions[ edit ] United States v. Bundy "arose out of Bundy's unauthorized grazing of his livestock on property owned by the United States and administered by the Department of the Interior through the BLM and the National Park Service".
Rawlinson "permanently enjoined Bundy from grazing his livestock within the Bunkerville Allotment "The Allotment"and shall remove his livestock from this allotment on or before November 30, Legal actions[ edit ] Bundy's cattle expanded into additional public land over the years.
A planned April roundup of his cattle was called off when Bundy made violent threats against the Bureau of Land Management.
The bureau's requests for assistance from the Clark County Sheriff's Department were met by a demand of Sheriff Doug Gillespie that the bureau seek a new warrant because, he said, the original order had become "stale".
Bundy case, [a] seeking renewed enforcement authority for the original court orders along with relief for Bundy's trespassing on a new set of additional lands not covered by the original ruling: George on July 9, Hicks on October 8,which stemmed from the earlier civil action against Bundy.
The order allows the United States to "protect the The farm property was purchased by the Bundy family inafter they moved from Bundyville, Arizonaand Bundy has claimed that he inherited "pre-emptive grazing rights" on public domain land because some of his maternal grandmother's ancestors had kept cattle in the Virgin Valley beginning in The court found that Bundy and his father actually first began grazing their cattle on the Bunkerville Allotment in and used it for several years.
They paid for cattle grazing again from untilwhen Bundy paid the last fees for his final grazing application for the period from December 1,through February 28, He then returned to his truck, threw the proposed order out of the window and drove away.
One of Bundy's sons then picked up the document, tore it to pieces and threw it on the ground. Bundy subsequently informed the BLM in several administrative notices that he intended to graze cattle "pursuant to my vested grazing rights".
Bundy failed to demonstrate the existence of any such special rights when given an opportunity to do so in court. District Court on all his arguments regarding states' rights and jurisdiction in the United States v. He had argued that the U.
District Court for Nevada lacked jurisdiction because the U. The court ruled that "the public lands in Nevada are the property of the United States because the United States has held title to those public lands sincewhen Mexico ceded the land to the United States.
These arguments were rejected by the court. Gratiot, which ruled that "the power over the public lands is vested in Congress by the Constitution, without limitation," Yale University legal scholar Raph Graybill wrote that "the Constitution grants the United States exclusive legal control over American public lands.
Field wrote that the authority of the federal government over territories is "necessarily paramount", but that once a territory is organized as a state and admitted to the union on equal footing with other states, the state government assumes concurrent jurisdiction over federal lands, and the federal government then has the rights of an "individual proprietor" over lands it owns, unless there has been a formal cession of jurisdiction over a given area by the state under the Enclave Clause.
United Statesa unanimous Supreme Court ruled in that as regards federal public lands, "the power of Congress is exclusive, and that only through its exercise in some form can rights in lands belonging to the United States be acquired.
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United States that the president's use of the Antiquities Act to set aside national monuments was constitutional  and in in McKelvey v. United Stateswhere the Court ruled that "It is firmly settled that Congress may prescribe rules respecting the use of the public lands.
It may sanction some uses and prohibit others, and may forbid interference with such as are sanctioned" and that "states may prescribe police regulations applicable to public land areas, so long as the regulations are not arbitrary or inconsistent with applicable congressional enactments.
During March and Aprilit closed some areas of government lands during the planning for roundup of the trespass cattle owned by Bundy. In early April, "just before the roundup got underway, a survey conducted by helicopter counted head of cattle scattered across roughly 1, square miles of remote mountains and desert managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.
This is unfair to the thousands of other ranchers who graze livestock in compliance with federal laws and regulations throughout the West. The Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service have made repeated attempts to resolve this matter administratively and judicially.Being a judge offers many benefits — prestige, intellectual stimulation, autonomy, and the opportunity to provide a community service.
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