It’s magical legal thinking to say Trump can’t reverse Obama’s national monuments

John Yoo co-writes for Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2017

A presidential power to create permanent national monuments flies in the face of the plain text of federal law, the conventional relationship between presidents and Congress and historical understandings of executive power. Trump has the right to reverse the national monuments created by previous presidents without an act of Congress, but by the same token, the Constitution creates a check by allowing future presidents to reverse Trump too.