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Professor Yin comments on occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

January 06, 2016

  • An sign of the National Wildlife Refuge System is seen at an entry of the wildlife refuge about 30 miles southeast of Burns, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Armed protesters are occupying a building at the national wildlife refuge and asking militia members around the country to join them. The protesters went to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday following a peaceful rally in support of two Oregon ranchers facing additional prison time for arson. (Les Zaitz/The Oregonian via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
    The Oregonian
  • Professor Tung Yin
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The media are turning to Professor Tung Yin for guidance on legal issues surrounding the militia takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge happening in Burns, Oregon.

Yin spoke with KOIN news about the protesters’ claim that the federal government violated the constitution by charging two people with arson on federal land. 

The Bend Bulletin turned to Yin to discuss another legal issue - whether the re-sentencing of Dwight and Steven Hammond, convicted of arson on federal lands, is a case of double-jeopardy.


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