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Tim DeChristopher appeal: Oil lease bids stopped greater crime

Salt Lake Tribune - Tim DeChristopher’s attorney on Thursday finally got to argue that his client had no choice but to disrupt a Utah oil and gas lease auction because it was illegal.

Pressed for time as his 15 minutes before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals shrunk with each technical question coming from the three-judge panel, Ron Yengich finally asked to get to what he viewed as "critical" in overturning the conviction and two-year sentence imposed on DeChristopher, the Salt Lake City activist who succeeded in disrupting a Bureau of Land Management auction on Dec. 19, 2008.  Read more.


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