"U.S. Prosecutors Regroup For Second Trial In Oregon Occupation"

"PORTLAND, Ore. -- U.S. prosecutors on Friday regrouped to strategize for their next trial of armed militants who occupied a wildlife center in Oregon the day after seven others at a related trial were surprisingly acquitted of all charges.

The group's leader, Ammon Bundy, and six others were declared not guilty on Thursday of conspiracy charges stemming from their role in the armed takeover and 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The stinging defeat left federal prosecutors scrambling as they prepare to try in February seven others who were part of the same occupation."

Scott Bransford reports for Reuters October 28, 2016.


"Why Extremists May Be Emboldened By The Bundy Brothers' Acquittal" (Talking Points Memo)

"Interior Secretary, BLM Chief Warn Employees To Be Vigilant After Oregon Verdicts" (Law Vegas Review-Journal)

"Ammon Bundy Verdict Puts Federal Land Agencies On Alert" (Portland Oregonian)

Source: Reuters, 10/31/2016