9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of BLM

"The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the late Wayne Hage of Tonopah [depicted in image] and his family were guilty of trespassing cattle on federal land illegally without a grazing permit and should be subject to fines." (Whaley 2016).

Nevada is interested in a land transfer and gaining more autonomy and control over land in Nevada. Although the Federal government does allocate a percentage of money generated from land management to the state government, they closely regulate how that money is spent. Additionally, despite the fact that the Federal government attempts to compensate the state through Payment in Lieu of Taxes program, the state government still feels constricted by the Federal Government (Whaley 2015).

In fact in January of 2016 the federal government, yet again, made decisions for the state of Nevada that diminished the autonomy of the state government (Sonner 2014). “Siding with the government in a decades‐old battle over grazing rights, a federal appeals court overturned a lower‐court ruling in favor of a Nevada rancher and strongly admonished a judge in Reno for abusing his power and exhibiting personal bias against U.S. land managers” (Sonner 2016).

"The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the late Wayne Hage of Tonopah [depicted in image] and his family were guilty of trespassing cattle on federal land illegally without a grazing permit and should be subject to fines." (Whaley 2016).
“The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the late Wayne Hage of Tonopah [depicted in image] and his family were guilty of trespassing cattle on federal land illegally without a grazing permit and should be subject to fines.” (Whaley 2016).
The Federal court stated the US District Judge had no right criticize Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service employees, whom were simply doing their job. Such a decision by the Federal Court has been noted as incredibly rare, yet this attest to the lack of autonomy the Federal Government wishes to grant the State government.

Sources:

Sonner, Scott. “Federal appeals court sides with BLM in Nevada grazing rights case.”  The Registrar- Guard. 20 Jan. 2016. Web. 23 April 2016. 

Image Source: Whaley, Sean. “Nevada Ranching Family Loses Federal Lands Court Case.” Las Vegas Review- Journal. 18. Jan. 2016. 

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