Cliven Bundy’s right to speedy trial violated by federal judge, says lawyer

“It is the United States’ obligation to provide innocent citizens accused of crimes a speedy trial,” Whipple wrote. “As such, the United States cannot extend time before trial due to alleged logistical problems it itself is creating.” Whipple requested a trial date of no later than June 5. Jenny Wilson Las Vegas Review-Journal A lawyer representing Cliven Bundy has accused […]

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BLM revision plan means states have more say, but enviros hate it

Indeed, in directing BLM to “make every effort to restore order, focus, and efficiency to the Federal land planning process,” Zinke clearly takes aim at green groups, as well as what the former Republican congressman from Montana often complained was federal government overreach. Scott Streater E&E News Zinke orders BLM ‘back to the drawing board’ on land use, NEPA Interior […]

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Corporate enviros terrified that abusive Antiquities Act land grabs might end

“Like you, we care deeply for our public lands and have genuine concerns about presidents meddling with millions of acres. We see more losers than winners when a president with a phone and a pen is making unilateral decisions, far removed from the land and people who call these places home.” Op-ed by Matthew Anderson The Deseret News Reforming the […]

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Homeland Security warns of ‘eco-terrorism’ by protesters of new Diamond pipeline

Just months removed from the violence and attacks on police by environmental extremists fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, state and federal officials are warning of similar, potentially catastrophic, attacks against another new pipeline between Oklahoma and Tennessee that enters service in the fall. Paul Bedard Washington Examiner Warnings of eco-terrorism, ‘mass casualties’ at new Okla-Tenn oil pipeline Just months removed […]

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Does Judge Navarro ‘drama’ portend surprise jury decision in Bundy trial?

Judge Navarro was concerned enough that the jury was considering all of the possible implications that, at one point, she threw her arms wide, then bringing them slowly back together. She said that they need to guide the jurors back down to a more narrow point of view as they could be looking at sentencing implications, and other extremes. Shari […]

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KNRC: Empowering counties to take on ‘conservation easement’ land grabs

Typical CE transactions result in a 30% to 100% assessed devaluation, a decrease not confined only to CE-burdened lands: the devaluations can spill to neighboring, non-participating landholders, reducing their property values as well. by Marjorie Haun Kansas Natural Resources Coalition (KNRC) is a relatively new organization with a timeless mission: KNRC Mission Statement – The Kansas Natural Resource Coalition (KNRC) […]

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Constitutional rights of Native Americans violated by totalitarian tribal governments

Lenore Banning owned over a million feet of timber on her trust land – but lived in poverty her entire life. It was impossible for her to sell any of her timber, even though she owned it. The tribal government wouldn’t allow it. Posted on Youtube.com by Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare Toddler Lauryn Whiteshield was murdered a little […]

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Progressive Oregon governor to slash rural predator control program

The 27 wildlife specialists in the state respond to hundreds of service requests each year. Some calls stem from public safety concerns, others from property damage. They chase away, trap or kill animals in every corner of the state: from packrats in sheds, to skunks under porches, to cougars, coyotes or bears that threaten livestock or people. Andrew Theen Oregonian/Oregon […]

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SCOTUS partly to blame for America’s ‘Rural vs Urban’ resentment

Thus the concept that was established in the US Constitution for representation of the people in Congress, held true for the states as well until the 1960s. It was obliterated at the state level by these court decisions, leaving our rural regions and cultures at the mercy of urban politicians. Commentary by Bill Goode Loss of Representation for Rural America Most […]

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Federal Bureaucracies & Bureaucrats: The Enemies Within

This could be a great beginning but we truly need to jettison a lot more of our socialist bureaus, departments, agencies, laws and regulations which have been exactly what all this ‘big government in control’ has been striving toward. The federal government was never intended to be in charge and certainly not a creator, fixer, charity house and surely not a […]

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