Judge dissolves restraining order against leaders of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
A federal judge on Friday dissolved a temporary restraining order against several leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe but had harsh words for some who are resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Chairman Dave Archambault II and seven other leaders of the North Dakota tribe were arrested on August 12 for allegedly interfering with construction of the controversial project. The Dakota Access partnership then secured a restraining order that prevented the defendants from going near any worksites.
But Judge Daniel L. Hovland said the restraining order was no longer necessary. He said it served no purpose to tell anyone to follow the law because everyone is supposed to follow the law.