commented on Federal land ownership battle heads for court
2016-02-15 07:34:44 -0700
They speak of 3 weak legal arguments being unlikely to succeed. Why don’t they use the strongest argument that mandates disposal of nearly all federal lands inside states?
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17:
“To exercise exclusive legislative jurisdiction in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings;”