Ok, it looks like I should've said, "there was no ban mentioned in the article as being part of the punishment received by the defendants. "The was also no ban mentioned in the article.
In the article it says in the first paragraph
"The penalty for defying the Grand Canyon closure and government shutdown could be as much as $20,000, 30 days in jail and a five-year ban on entering national parks. On the other hand, his party needed an experienced boatman to safely finish its trip"
Sounds like we could realistically deal with this again in Jan.That's a very good point GC Guide. As the next Gov shutdown looms, we may need to be looking for a legal team ahead of time to assist after the take out. All the best, tom