An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land': The Trial Begins

By Anna Griffin (OPB), Conrad Wilson (OPB), Ryan Haas (OPB) and Dave Blanchard (OPB)
Sept. 9, 2016 5:07 p.m.
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The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, seen here in January 2016, will remain closed during the trial for seven people charged in the refuge's takeover.

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, seen here in January 2016, will remain closed during the trial for seven people charged in the refuge's takeover.

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OPB reporter Conrad Wilson fills us in on who was selected for the jury in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation trial.

Then, Wilson and OPB editor Ryan Haas talk to former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan about how the government might make its case against the militants.

We also respond to listener emails about the possibility of jury nullification and what happens to the people who have already pleaded guilty, if the defendants going to trial are found not guilty.


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