"Trump Can Keep Legal Reasons For Shrinking Monuments Secret"

"BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink national monuments, a judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge David Nye said Monday that the records are protected presidential communications.

Boise, Idaho-based firm Advocates for the West had sued for 12 documents withheld from a public records request related to Trump’s decision to reduce two sprawling monuments in Utah. Trump also is considering scaling back other monuments."

Keith Ridler reports for the Associated Press August 7, 2018.

Source: AP, 08/08/2018