Media requests jurors’ identities in Malheur case

Motion says there's no longer a threat to jurors because the case is over

A courtroom sketch on the first day of jury selection for the Malheur occupation trial, September 7, 2016 (Courtesy: Deborah Marble)
A courtroom sketch on the first day of jury selection for the Malheur occupation trial, September 7, 2016 (Courtesy: Deborah Marble)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three media organizations, including The Associated Press, have filed a motion asking a federal judge to unseal the identities of the jurors who acquitted all 7 defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon.

The motion filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland seeks to modify a protective order that was in place during the trial of brother Ammon and Ryan Bundy and 5 others.

The Oregonian/OregonLive and Oregon Public Broadcasting are the other media groups.

The jury acquitted all defendants on Oct. 27 of conspiring to impede federal workers from their jobs at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 300 miles southeast of Portland.

The motion says there’s no longer a threat to jurors because the case is over.