Alleged victims of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge will be able to view next month’s trial remotely.
U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown approved a request Thursday by prosecutors to set up a remote video of the trial at the Bureau of Land Management office in Burns, not far from where the refuge is located.
Prosecutors say it will keep affected federal employees in Harney County from having to travel long distances to watch the court proceedings.
It will also free up seats in what promises to be a crowded courtroom. Defense attorneys didn’t object to the request.
Brown said, like in the courtroom, recordings of the proceeding viewed via video are prohibited.