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Lawsuit Considered For Pardoned Ranchers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The attorney for the Oregon ranching family that had two of its members sent to prison for arson and were pardoned by President Donald Trump says he is considering going to court to get their grazing rights restored.

Lawyer Morgan Philpot said in a telephone interview Wednesday that his firm is exploring potential civil lawsuits on behalf of the family to make sure they have their rights over land restored to them.

A news conference with family members outside of the eastern Oregon town of Burns was canceled when they came across a roadblock for a wide-load vehicle on a highway. Philpot said the family has gone through a lot and was tired, and went home.