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0FacultyRuple, JohnAssociate Professor (Research), Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the EnvironmentEnergy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands, Water Law
0FacultyKeiter, RobertDistinguished ProfessorAdministrative Law, Climate Change, Constitutional Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands

News and Events

Keiter quoted in Greenware on occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Professor Bob Keiter was quoted in the February 5, 2016 issue of Greenwire in a story titled, “Why LaVoy Finicum spurned the government.” On at least half a dozen occasions dating back to the 1890s, the Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s authority to regulate public lands, as well as wildlife and activities on […]

Ruple comments on public lands ownership for The Joplin Globe and Christian Science Monitor

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor John Ruple was quote in the January 17, 2016 issue of The Joplin Globe in a story titled, “Federal ownership of western lands never in doubt despite militia claims.” He was also quoted in the January 30, 2016 edition of The Christian Science Monitor. Ruple said: “Federal ownership of […]

Keiter cited on Greenwire story, “No legal grounds for militants’ land claims”

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Bob Keiter was quoted in the January 20, 2016 issue of Greenwire. In the story titled, “No legal grounds for militants’ land claims — experts,” Keiter commented on the legal claims of activists occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: On at least half a dozen occasions dating back to […]

Keiter and Ruple cited in Salt Lake Tribune op-ed

S.J. Quinney College of Law professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple were cited in a January 19, 2016 op-ed authored by Brian Maffly of The Salt Lake Tribune. Titled, “The history and law behind Utah’s bid to gain federal public lands,” the opinion story outlines Utah’s claim to federal lands. And Keiter and Ruple contend a […]

Keiter and Ruple quoted in U.S. News and World Report on Oregon insurrection

Professors Robert Keither and John Ruple were quoted in a January 6, 2016 story U.S. News and World Report story titled, “Why Obama’s Got His Hands On Your Land.” “It’s kind of ironic that this is happening here,” says attorney John Ruple, an associate law professor at the University of Utah who specializes in public […]

Ruple interviewed by NPR national on public lands research

Research from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s  S.J. Quinney College of Law exploring the issue of mineral resources under Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act was discussed on a segment that aired on NPR national on New Year’s Eve. Professor John Ruple was interviewed by reporter Kirk Siegler about Utah’s […]

Ruple appears on ABC 4 to discuss public lands debate

New research from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s  S.J. Quinney College of Law exploring the issue of mineral resources under Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act continues to gain traction in the media. Professor John Ruple was featured on ABC 4 on Dec. 10. View the segment here.  The […]

White paper by Keiter and Ruple featured in Salt Lake Tribune

New research from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s  S.J. Quinney College of Law exploring the issue of mineral resources under Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act was featured in the Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 9. Read the article, featuring professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple, here.

Federal lands takeover won’t help state obtain mineral resources, new research from Stegner Center shows

If states overcome long odds to prevail in their efforts to take over public lands from the federal government, states would not obtain significant mineral resources — a factor that could hobble the state’s economy, a new analysis released from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s […]

Cassell Quoted on KUTV about Recusal of Federal Judges

On Monday, September 14, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell was quoted on the recusal of judges in the Recapture Canyon ATV ride case. “It’s unusual to have this many recusals,” said former federal judge Paul Cassell, now a professor at the University of Utah Law School. “I think basically what the judges are trying to do […]