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  • 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
    OPB.org ^ | 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...
  • 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.
  • Mistrial declared in Bundy trial over withheld evidence

    12/20/2017 11:52:51 AM PST · by Sopater · 18 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 12/20/17 | Kimber Laux
    A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday morning in the Bunkerville standoff case involving rancher Cliven Bundy and other defendants, finding that the federal government improperly withheld evidence. A new trial for Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, and co-defendant Ryan Payne, on charges arising from the 2014 standoff with federal agents was set for early next year. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro said that video surveillance, maps and FBI interview information was willfully withheld by the prosecution in violation of due process required by the U.S. Constitution. Considered collectively, she said, the evidence that was withheld was favorable to 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...
  • Prosecution Calls Government Liars (Bunkerville, 3rd Trial)

    10/31/2017 4:18:44 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | October 30, 2017 | staff
    The Bunkerville Standoff Trial-Of-The-Century began with a bang this weekend, even before jury selection got underway Monday morning.A motion filed on behalf of defendant Ryan Payne this weekend addressed the prosecution’s requested extension to respond to Payne’s sealed motion.Specifically, Ryan Payne filed a motion to dismiss the case based on a report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and it’s attachments. The court had ordered the prosecution to turn over the report’s attachments to the defense. There are hundreds of pages of attachments to the report, which concerns SAC Dan Love, the incident commander of the 2014 cattle...
  • Nevada ranch standoff: Jury selection begins in trial of Cliven Bundy, sons

    10/31/2017 3:39:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | Updated on October 31, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    LAS VEGAS - The federal trial against Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy, his two sons, Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy, and Ryan Payne began Monday with prosecutors and defense lawyers questioning potential jurors about their beliefs on guns, protests, the government, ranching and the impact of the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the city's famous strip. Ryan Bundy, representing himself, had his leg shackles removed and then posed his own questions from a podium before a group of nearly 50 potential jurors. "I am a true Nevadan. I was born on Nevada Day," he said, referencing Halloween -- the day Nevada...
  • Fighting for the 1st Amendment in the Bunkerville Trial (Bundy's)

    10/01/2017 9:49:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | September 28, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    Freedom of the Press has been a driving issue in the Bunkerville Standoff trials happening in Las Vegas.From the ‘First Amendment Zone’ to the incarceration of a media reporter, the government has made every attempt to keep the truth from the public.Pete Santilli has been an independent internet journalist for a number of years, reporting on government over reach and wasteful spending.Santilli was the only full-time news media that attended the Bunkerville Standoff. There were other news reporters, but not before most of them watched Pete’s reports on his YouTube channel.The government has repeatedly shown contempt for the US Constitution...
  • The Bunkerville Prosecution Panic Attack

    09/27/2017 4:13:55 PM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | September 25, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    Late night filings by the Bunkerville Prosecution team has shown there will be a repeat performance of an Unconstitutional trial taking place beginning October 10th in Las Vegas. As in the previous two trials, of which the jury acquitted the defendants of the majority of charges, the prosecution has filed a last minute 26-page motion to exclude any type of defense these men might attempt. The prosecution has motioned to force the defense, from the beginning of jury selection, into opening/closing arguments, and including all direct and cross examination of witnesses, to NOT bring up anything they deem to not...
  • Legislators Need to Keep Up the Pressure

    09/24/2017 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Twotone · 1 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | September 23, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    We recently reported updates from the upcoming Bunkerville Standoff trial. This included updates on Todd Engel and his upcoming sentencing on two lesser charges. It was revealed that Engel’s first Pre-Sentencing Report (PSR) recommended roughly 12 years, after corrections were made to the calculations to remove points for an invalid charge. However, add in a letter written by Liberty Legislators who actually stand up for their constituents, and the Federal government throws a tantrum and decides to retaliate. A majority of elected officials in Idaho, including US Congressman Raul Labrador, stepped up to the plate and showed that they intend...
  • BLM Escalates Threat Level During Cattle Impoundment

    09/24/2017 2:59:36 PM PDT · by Twotone · 21 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | September 23, 2017 | Staff
    Though the government narrative would have you believe they were darn near having a Sunday BBQ with friends on April 12, 2014, they were actually very heavily armed with hundreds of agents ready to take on any dissenters of their version of law. This did not happen out of the blue, and it could not be set up overnight. How long had the government been planning their attack? Why did the government escalate the situation? Were they hoping for bloodshed? These are just a few of the questions we have been asking since the Bunkerville Standoff. Deb Jordan, of the...
  • ‘Battle of Bunkerville’ BLM agent no longer works for the agency

    09/20/2017 12:55:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9/20/17 | Brian Seay
    Daniel Love, a former special agent for the Bureau of Land Management, gives a radio interview during Burning Man in 2015. (Photo: BLM Nevada/Flickr) A federal agent who had a key role in the armed 2014 ‘Battle of Bunkerville’ standoff no longer works for the Bureau of Land Management. Daniel Love had been serving as special agent in charge for BLM in Utah and Nevada in recent years, but is no longer with the agency, according to the Associated Press. Love still worked there on Aug. 24, when the feds released a report that said he’d handed out valuable rocks...
  • Bunkerville Was Never About The Cows

    09/03/2017 5:00:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies
    It Matters How You Stand ^ | September 2, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    After seeing their God-given and Constitutionally-guaranteed rights being trampled on by the over-reaching Federal alphabet agencies, people across the nation rallied to defend the rights our country was founded on. Videos on network news stations and around the internet depicted an elderly woman being thrown to the ground by law enforcement, a man being tazed repeatedly, and a “first amendment zone” set up miles away for protesters to stay out of the way of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These citizens rightfully feared another Waco or Ruby Ridge encounter, and believed that citizens showing up in force, with cameras...
  • Jury Returns No Convictions for Four Men in Bunkerville Standoff Case

    08/30/2017 7:19:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    PBS Frontline ^ | August 24, 2017 | Sarah Childress
    A Nevada jury dealt another blow this week to the government’s case against participants in an armed uprising against federal agents three years ago. On Tuesday, a jury acquitted two men, Richard Lovelien and Steven Stewart, of all 10 charges against them, and two others, Eric Parker and O. Scott Drexler, on most counts. The jury deadlocked on the remaining charges against Parker and Drexler, and the judge declared a mistrial. This was the second trial for the four men, who had been accused of conspiracy to impede or injure a federal officer, among other charges. A jury in April...
  • Bishop seeks full investigative report on BLM agent [ Dan Love ]

    08/24/2017 6:54:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Aug. 23, 2017 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, wants the names and other redacted information revealed in an ethics probe of the Bureau of Land Management law enforcement supervisory agent once in charge of Utah and Nevada. Details of the more than yearlong probe by the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General were released in a February report, but key names were blacked out — including that of Dan Love, who the Deseret News confirmed was at the center of the probe. In the report, the inspector general substantiated that ethics breaches had occurred and ... Bishop asked for the full report by no...
  • Eric Parker Ripped from Witness Stand – Bunkerville Retrial

    08/11/2017 11:25:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Oathkeepers ^ | 8/11/17
    The Retrial of Defendants Eric Parker, Steven Stewart, Scott Drexler, and Ricky Lovelein took a decided twist today in a Las Vegas Federal courtroom.Cliven Bundy walks by a first amendment area set up by the BLM near Bunkerville, Nev. The defense had already been shot down by Judge Gloria Navarro. Yesterday, the day was spent previewing the defense witness testimony and Navarro refused to allow their witnesses to take the stand. She called the testimony “Not Relevant”.She has made it clear that there is no such thing as self defense against the government, or that of defending anyone else against...
  • Judge won’t allow evidence that might have resulted in hung jury

    07/25/2017 6:25:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Las Vegas Tribune ^ | July 2017 | Thomas Mitchell
    Railroad — to convict with undue haste and by means of false charges or insufficient evidence; to push through hastily or without due consideration Before jury selection began Monday in the retrial of four defendants in the 2014 Bunkerville standoff at the Bundy ranch federal Judge Gloria Navarro granted a prosecution motion to bar presentation of evidence “supporting jury nullification.” In April, in the first of three scheduled trials for the Bunkerville defendants —charged with obstruction of justice, conspiracy, extortion, assault and impeding federal officers — ended in a mistrial. The jury found only two of six people on trial...
  • Judge Takes Over Prosecution In Bunkerville Retrial

    07/25/2017 6:12:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 51 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | July 18, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    Judge Gloria Navarro has made new rules for her courtroom that (I would bet) stun even the prosecution. Last week, Judge Navarro shocked the courtroom with her manipulation of jury selection in the Bunkerville retrial in Las Vegas, Nevada. She refused to allow the defense to have their allotted peremptory challenges and selected the jury for them.She also ruled against the defense on every single pre-trial motion, including shutting down their defense strategy. Things that were allowed in the previous trial will not be allowed in this trial. The defendants will not be allowed to explain why they went to...
  • Did the Judge Select the Jury in Bunkerville Retrial?

    07/25/2017 6:06:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Oather Keepers ^ | July 13, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    Eric Parker, Ricky Lovelien, Steven Stewart and Scott Drexler are back in a Vegas courtroom for a retrial of charges related to the 2014 Bunkerville Standoff.Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the case in April when the jury could not reach a consensus for the majority of charges against the defendants.Two of the defendants, Gregory Burlson and Todd Engel, were found guilty on some of the charges and will not be retried on the remaining charges. They are scheduled to be sentenced later this month.Jury Selection in the new trial began this week with Judge Navarro immediately taking over...