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A conservative Oregon county attempts criminal prosecution of a federal employee

Posted on AllSides April 2nd, 2024
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Attorneys for a federal wildland firefighter whose controversial arrest in eastern Oregon by a rural sheriff drew national headlines have successfully delayed his trial while they try to move the case to federal court.

Ricky Snodgrass with the U.S. Forest Service had been scheduled to appear in a Grant County, Ore., court Monday on a reckless burn charge stemming from a controlled burn he supervised that spread onto private land in the fall of 2022.

But his lawyer, with the help of the Department of Justice, was granted a motion...

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https://www.npr.org/2024/04/01/1241686202/conservative-oregon-county-arrests-federal-employee

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