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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 23:20

Taking On Militants After Acquittals in an Armed Standoff

Written by  NYTimes
In February, a family expressed support for antigovernment militants at a wildlife refuge in Oregon.

The acquittals of militia members who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon stunned even some of the defense lawyers. Their 41-day armed standoff was the latest conflict between right-wing extremists and the federal government. What effect will the acquittals have on future confrontations? How should the government respond?

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There are two places where citizens have the right and responsibility to judge our government, the voting booth and the jury box. I think it is a wonderful thing to see jury nullification of bad law or miss-applied law.

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