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  • Recently freed rancher Cliven Bundy sues Nevada, Clark County

    02/01/2018 4:05:22 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 26, 2018 | David Ferrara
    Lifelong Southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, recently cleared of federal charges and freed from jail after nearly two years, has turned his sights on state and county government. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Clark County District Court, Bundy claimed that former resident Barack Obama’s late 2016 establishment of Gold Butte National Monument, which occurred while the rancher was in federal custody, was “as illegal as it is unlawful” and would preclude him from continuing to function on his land and destroy his livelihood. ... “Recognizing that the land is not owned by the United States of America, (Bundy) has...
  • Charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, three others are dismissed

    01/08/2018 10:30:08 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 8, 2018 | Steve Kurtz
    A federal judge dismissed all charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, his two sons and another man on Monday. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro cited "flagrant prosecutorial misconduct" in her decision to dismiss all charges against the Nevada rancher and three others.
  • Ammon Bundy's Malheur Trial Lawyer Agrees Not To Practice Law In Oregon

    01/09/2018 12:28:02 PM PST · by Sopater · 16 replies ^ | Jan. 9, 2018 7:12 a.m. | Steven DuBois
    Marcus Mumford, the lawyer who represented Ammon Bundy in the Oregon standoff trial, agreed Monday to no longer handle federal cases in the state. Bundy and six co-defendants were acquitted in October 2016 of charges stemming from the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a federal bird sanctuary in southeastern Oregon. After the surprising verdict, U.S. marshals tackled Mumford and shocked him with a stun gun as he argued with a judge over whether Bundy should continue to be detained. Mumford was charged with failing to follow a federal officer’s orders and failing to stop resisting arrest. The...
  • Charges Against Rancher Cliven Bundy, Three Others Are Dismissed

    01/09/2018 6:45:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/08/17
    A federal judge dismissed all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his two sons and another man on Monday after accusing prosecutors of willfully withholding evidence from Bundy’s lawyers. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro cited "flagrant prosecutorial misconduct" in her decision to dismiss all charges against the Nevada rancher and three others. "The court finds that the universal sense of justice has been violated," Navarro said. “Either the government lied or [it’s actions were] so grossly negligent as to be tantamount to lying." - Judge Andrew Napolitano Bundy's supporters cheered as he walked out of court a free man, hugging...
  • Judge Issues Final Decision in Bundy Trial

    01/08/2018 3:26:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 8, 2018 at 11:43am | Tim Pearce
    U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro ruled Monday the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy would be dismissed “with prejudice” and ordered the rancher set free after federal prosecutors willfully withheld exculpatory evidence during the 2017 trial. Navarro ruled a mistrial in the Bundy case last month after prosecutors “willful(ly)” withheld exculpatory evidence favorable to the four men on trial: Cliven Bundy, his two sons and one other person. The judge found that prosecutors had violated the defendant’s civil rights and violated federal law by hiding evidence from the court.
  • “Prosecutorial Misconduct”: Judge Rips DoJ, Dismisses All Charges Against Bundys

    01/08/2018 2:34:22 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 01/08/17
    The long legal saga of the Bundys and their armed opposition to federal land management in 2014 has come to an abrupt end. Federal district court judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial last month over violations of discovery rules by prosecutors, who then filed motions to retry the case. Navarro put her foot down this afternoon, ordering the charges to be dismissed with prejudice — meaning that the Department of Justice cannot retry any of the defendants:
  • Nevada judge dismisses case against Cliven Bundy and sons, says government cannot retry them

    01/08/2018 10:29:06 AM PST · by Sopater · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/8/18 | David Montero
    A federal judge ruled Monday that the federal government may not retry Cliven Bundy and his sons after rebuking prosecutors for withholding evidence during their felony trial stemming from an armed standoff four years ago. U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the case last month, saying federal prosecutors willfully withheld evidence that lawyers for the Bundys and alleged co-conspirator Ryan Payne should have had access to while mounting their defense. She said the attorneys were in violation of the Brady rule, which requires prosecutors to disclose evidence that could be favorable to a defendant, and told...
  • Feds to seek retrial in Bundy case, as sting of mistrial lingers

    01/05/2018 1:59:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2018 | Steve Kurtz
    The embarrassment a federal judge dealt to government prosecutors last month in the Cliven Bundy case could be set to resume Monday, at a hearing to determine whether the cattle rancher who became a folk hero long before he beat the feds can be retried. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro on Dec. 20 declared a mistrial in the high-profile case. It was only the latest, stunning development in the saga of the Nevada rancher, and served as a repudiation of the federal government. Navarro accused prosecutors of willfully withholding evidence from Bundy’s lawyers, in violation of the federal Brady rule,...
  • Bundy mistrial draws Sessions probe, calls for broad review

    12/29/2017 6:16:02 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 14 replies
    ABC / AP ^ | Dec 22, 2017 | ken ritter
    "prompted Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the case and renewed calls for a broad review of U.S. attorneys in Las Vegas."
  • Bundy Mistrial Highlights Why the Right Distrusts the Feds

    12/23/2017 9:03:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- As Washington conservatives question whether partisan FBI officials working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller have stacked the deck against President Donald Trump, a criminal case in Las Vegas points to the sort of federal prosecutorial abuses that give the right cause for paranoia. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the infamous 2014 Bunkerville standoff case against rancher Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, and co-defendant Ryan Payne, on the grounds that federal prosecutors improperly withheld evidence. The standoff, in which both sides were armed, was a national news story that pitted a...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: The FBI and I agree in our assessment of the Bundys

    12/22/2017 2:02:57 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/22/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    "She also cited at least four threat assessments that indicated the Bundys likely wouldn't use violence 'would get in your face' but not engage in a shootout, and that the Bureau of Land Management was antagonizing the family 'trying to provoke a conflict'. The threat evaluation were made by the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit, the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Unit, the FBI Nevada Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Gold Butte Cattle Impound Risk Assessment and the Bureau of Land Management law enforcement arm between 2011 and 2015." "OregonLive" story 12/20/2017 on the mistrial declared by US District Judge Gloria Navarro...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Attorney General sending expert to advise next step

    12/21/2017 2:40:22 PM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/21/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    There was word from Washington late Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an expert on discovery evidence to review the Bunkerville Standoff case and advise the next step or steps. A spokesman for the Justice Department says "the Justice Department takes this issue very seriously". When he visited Las Vegas in July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions heaped praise on Acting US Attorney Steve Myhre for his handling of Bunkerville, hailing his "leadership" in the matter..........
  • AG Sessions orders examination of Bundy case after mistrial over prosecution bungling

    12/21/2017 2:05:47 PM PST · by x1stcav · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/21/17 | Valerie Richardson
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped into the Bundy prosecution after Wednesday’s mistrial, ordering a third-party examination of the case in light of the latest government snafu. “The attorney general takes this issue very seriously and has personally directed that an expert in the [Justice Department’s] discovery obligations be deployed to examine the case and advise as to the next steps,” said Ian D. Prior, the department’s principal deputy director of public affairs, in a late Wednesday statement. The decision to intervene came after Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial over the government’s “willful failure to disclose...
  • Judge Declares Mistrial In 2014 Bundy Ranch Standoff Case

    12/20/2017 10:13:39 AM PST · by kiryandil · 120 replies
    Talking Points Memo news ^ | December 20, 2017 | AP
    A U.S. judge has declared a mistrial in the case against a Nevada rancher accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents in a cattle grazing dispute. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the jury Wednesday and faulted prosecutors for what she called “constitutional due-process violations” and failing to properly turn over evidence to the defense. The decision in the case against Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another man is the latest in a string of failed prosecutions in Nevada and Oregon against those who have opposed federal control of vast swaths of land in...
  • The Government Is Botching Another Bundy Trial

    12/20/2017 3:19:40 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Outside (magazine) ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | James Pogue
    Last week, the judge overseeing the trial of Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, and a militia leader named Ryan Payne unexpectedly sent the jury home. She had already called a hearing and released the defendants, who up until then had spent almost two years in pretrial detention. Now she called for a sealed hearing to discuss a growing file of previously undisclosed evidence.This trial focuses on the four so-called “most culpable” leaders of the standoff between federal agents and militias and Bundy loyalists at the family’s Nevada ranch in 2014. It is the latest in a series of trials covering the...
  • Bundy Trial Meltdown #TrialOfTheCentury

    12/19/2017 3:30:17 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | December 19, 2017 | Terry Noonkester
    The Bundy Ranch Protest leaders are now on trial in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It has been another busy week for the lawyers.  Judge Navarro excused the jurors from December 11th –  20th because more time was needed to deal with motions by the defense concerning the failure of the prosecution to hand over exculpatory evidence.  Because of this failure, the prosecution has committed at least seven Brady or Giglio violations. These are Fifth Amendment, Due Process violations. The defense team has filed several motions for a dismissal of the case as a remedy.       Late Sunday night and early...
  • Prosecutors urge judge in NV standoff case to limit defense theories

    12/19/2017 7:21:32 AM PST · by azkathy · 18 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | 12/19/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Prosecutors have asked the judge in the Bundy case to limit defense theories, and not allow Cliven Bundy, his two sons and Ryan Payne to claim federal officers provoked their armed standoff over the roundup of Bundy cattle, or that they were entrapped or acted in self-defense in April 2014. In a motion filed late Monday, Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre argues that the defendants are relying on "theories of defenses that are not legally cognizable.'' The motion to restrict the defense theories comes as the trial is stalled, and the judge is considering whether the government violated its obligation...
  • The Bundy Affair #23 – Larry Wooten – Ethical Government Employee...

    12/15/2017 11:53:49 AM PST · by Sopater · 8 replies
    Outpost of Freedom ^ | December 15, 2017 | Gary Hunt
    Now, I have to start with a disclaimer. I do so since the last time I received unsolicited information, I ended up spending 7 days in jail and the Court (Judge Anna Brown) didn’t believe me in my sworn testimony, but she did believe a conversation I had with Schuyler Barbeau, in an effort to cheer him up, while he was still in jail.I received in the mail, with no return address, an 18 page email that I had heard about. However, the details in what I had heard were minimal, at best. But, having the whole 18 pages, I...
  • Sealed Hearings: Breaking News Special Report from Washington Representative Matt Shea

    12/15/2017 7:51:54 AM PST · by elephant · 5 replies
    Redoubtnews ^ | December 15, 2017 | Shari Davole
    Sealed Hearings: Breaking News Special Report from Washington Representative Matt Shea Bundy Trial news:
  • Federal judge deals blow to prosecution in Bundy standoff by warning of mistrial

    12/11/2017 6:25:34 PM PST · by Kalamata · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    A Nevada federal judge raised the possibility of a mistrial Monday in the 2014 standoff at the Bundy ranch, citing the failure of prosecutors to provide the defense in a timely fashion with a slew of documents. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro also dismissed the jurors, who had returned Monday to the Las Vegas courthouse for the first time since Nov. 29, and told them to return Dec. 20. She said the government’s failure to share documents, information and witness names with defense attorneys in a timely fashion was “sufficient to undermine the confidence in the outcome of the trial,”