- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Democrats on a commission considering a potential public lands lawsuit against the federal government have requested all information pertinent to the potential suit.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1nSl2kD ) that Senate Minority Caucus Manager Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, and House Minority Assistant Whip Joel Briscoe, D-Salt Lake City, in a letter to the Utah Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands say they have not been given access to information they need to make a decision.

In the letter dated Thursday, Dabakis and Briscoe say they specifically want to see an analysis on any defenses and counterarguments to the litigation law group Davillier Law Group has recommended.

Legal consultants have suggested the case could cost as much as $14 million in hopes of regaining control of tens of millions of acres of land.

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