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Mark Squillace is a law professor at University of Colorado-Boulder and John H. Bernetich is a lawyer at Ayres Law Group LLP in Denver, Colorado. The opinions expressed in this commentary are their own.
(CNN)Most Americans have probably never heard of a remarkable little law called the Antiquities Act of 1906. This obscure statute helped create some of our most treasured national parks.