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Ruple testifies before Congress about Federal Land Freedom Act

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple testified before Congress in Washington D.C. on Sept. 6.  Ruple spoke about the “Federal Land Freedom Act” to members of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. Listen to the hearing here. 

Ruple quoted in Outside magazine

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple was quoted in Outside magazine in an article titled “Trump Will Have a Hard Time Shrinking the Monuments.” Ruple’s legal commentary addresses issues related to the future of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.    Read an excerpt of the article below: In […]

Ruple interviewed on RadioWest about Interior Secretary’s recommendations for Bears Ears

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed KUER’s RadioWest show about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s report to the White House on recommendations for Bears Ears National Monument. Listen to the full show here »

Ruple interviewed on Utah Public Radio about federal land history

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed on Utah Public Radio in an article titled, “Returning Or Taking? U Of U Law Professor Discusses Utah’s Federal Land History.”

Ruple interviewed on ABC4 Utah about Trump’s executive order to review Antiquities Act

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed on ABC4 Utah about Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Utah and Trump’s executive order to review the Antiquities Act. Click here to watch the interview »

Ruple quoted by media about Bears Ears National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple has been quoted by different media outlets about the Antiquities Act and Bears Ears National Monument. Salt Lake Magazine » Politifact »

Ruple quoted in McClatchy about Bears Ears Monument reversal efforts

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed by McClatchy DC Bureau on Mar. 21 about the difficulties of reversing Obama’s naming of the Bears Ears National Monument. Ruple stated: “If they go down that road, it is a very, very difficult path…The Antiquities Act doesn’t say anything about […]

Ruple and Keiter publish op-ed on future of Bears Ears in The Salt Lake Tribune

John Ruple and Bob Keiter, both professors at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an op-ed recently in The Salt Lake Tribune urging President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke to proceed cautiously in determining whether to abolish or change the Bears Ears National Monument.  Read the full commentary here.

Ruple interviewed on KUER about naming of Bears Ears National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed on KUER radio about the recently named Bears Ears National Monument by President Barack Obama. Ruple discusses the legal history behind the naming of monuments and the legal challenges disgruntled residents will have in trying to reverse it. Listen to the […]

Keiter and Ruple discuss Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio

Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple discussed the recent Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio on December 30, 2016. The two-hour program includes public comment and discussion from: John Kovash, Utah Public Radio southern Utah correspondent Chris Saeger, Director, Western Values Project Scott Groene, Director, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance John Ruple, Research Associate […]