Defendant Shawna Cox speaks at left as supporters hug outside federal court in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. A jury exonerated brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five others of conspiring to impede federal workers from their jobs at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Oregon case jury delivers blow to government in lands fight

A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven d…

Protesters against the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline block a highway in near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Law enforcement officials have asked people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline to vacate an encampment on private land, and the protesters said no. Protesters are trying to halt construction of the pipeline they fear will harm cultural sites and drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

Oil pipeline protesters brace for confrontation with police

“At some point the rule of law has to be enforced, we could go down there at any time. We’re trying not to.”