— by Greg Kearney

Draw! is an occasional editorial cartoon by Greg Kearney.

— For more information on Wyoming’s new data trespass laws (SF 80, enacted on July 1, 2015, and SF 12, enacted on March, 5, 2015) read these WyoFile stories:

WyoFile showcases potentially illegal photos of Wyoming, Oct. 19, 2015
Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of data trespass laws, Oct. 2015
Groups sue Wyoming over “data trespassing” law, Sept. 2015
Critics say Wyoming data trespassing law criminalizes science, May 2015
Data trespassing bill is aimed at public lands grazing battle, May 2015
High-stakes suit pits ranchers against water-sampling greens, by E&E, Nov. 2014

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  1. One does not need a badge to observe the wonders of the world.
    Don’t any feel sad that 59 grizzly bears died in Yellowstone Park in 2015.(according to some WyoFILE piece)? What % of the Grizzly population in Yellowstone, passed in 2015?
    Of course, no rancher owns the bears? Most people in Wyoming don’t even hold a water diversion appropriation permit. Recall, the meek shall inherit the Earth, but not the water rights. Colo has some flawed laws on water rights, and it created limitations on water rights(reserved) for National Parks.
    Recently, Colorado has lost water cases to other States. e. g Kansas sued Colorado for taking too much water that by law was required to flow downstream to Kansas.

    Jim Hagood

  2. So much in Wyo is deemed criminal, after the BLM 6 were sued.(by some CLUB)
    But. the Harvard Professor stuck out in his advocation to the U S Supreme Court, Yet, he still smeared the BLM 6 in some disgraceful Law Review. And, this was the so called professor who was supposed to be Obama’s appointee in teh DOJ for equal access to justice in federal courts. I noted to the U of Wyo Law folks who asked on ABA review for comments. I noted I had his little red book on Constitutional Law at the U(Laramie), and the notion of “public trust”, was going through a period of erosion in the U S in recent years. Take notice, judicial if you will of: Robbins v the BLM 6(Wilkie et al). Recall, Tribe was going to be the CHAMP of justice for some Rubber Barron from Alabama, who had trophy ranches in WYO.
    He had great hostility against BLM (FED employees), and so this crusade on data, has deep roots, all part of the sage-brush rebellion. Recall, all wild life is not owned by THE RANCH KINGS of Wyoming, as if they are the new plantation CLUB. But, privatizing privacy on public lands is some new frontier for
    the plantation CLUB. Another thing that drives them wild is the term: Waters of the United States.
    Is Water in Wyoming really held in trust for the PEOPLE? See the Constitution of Wyoming.

    Jim Hagood