FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo shows an aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The federal government says it doesn't have to release documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments because they're protected presidential communications. The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, made a second and far more detailed request asking a federal judge in Idaho to dismiss an environmental law firm's lawsuit seeking 12 documents withheld from a Freedom of Information Act request.
FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo shows an aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The federal government says it doesn't have to release documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments because they're protected presidential communications. The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, made a second and far more detailed request asking a federal judge in Idaho to dismiss an environmental law firm's lawsuit seeking 12 documents withheld from a Freedom of Information Act request. The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File Francisco Kjolseth
FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo shows an aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The federal government says it doesn't have to release documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments because they're protected presidential communications. The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, made a second and far more detailed request asking a federal judge in Idaho to dismiss an environmental law firm's lawsuit seeking 12 documents withheld from a Freedom of Information Act request. The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File Francisco Kjolseth

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