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Wildlife Refuge Occupied in Protest of Oregon Ranchers' Prison Terms (nytimes.com)
"Federal officials said Sunday that no federal wildlife employees were in danger after a group of armed activists and militiamen protesting the prosecution of two ranchers took over a remote federal wildlife refuge in the rural southeastern corner of Oregon over the weekend."
Oregon and the Injustice of Mandatory Minimums (theatlantic.com)
"The activists who began occupying government buildings in the Oregon wilderness over the weekend say that they're protesting how federal authorities treated rancher Dwight Hammond, 73, and Steven Hammond, his middle-aged son."
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT (landrights.org)
"On appeals by the government, the panel vacated sentences for maliciously damaging the real property of the United States by fire, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(f)(1), and remanded for resentencing, in cases in which the defendants set fires on their ranch land that spread to public land."
How Courts Work (americanbar.org)
"A popular misconception is that cases are always appealed."