Bundy Ranch jury ‘hopelessly deadlocked,’ Navarro declares mistrial

“The bottom line is a hung jury is not the end of the world,” Las Vegas lawyer Shawn Perez said Monday after the jury announced its first impasse. “But it’s (more time) in prison for my client.” Robert Anglen The Arizona Republic Judge Declares Mistrial in Bundy Ranch Case LAS VEGAS — A federal judge declared a mistrial Monday against […]

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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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Bundy Ranch Trial: The Navarro-Reid Kangaroo Court

Judge Gloria Navarro told one defendant he had only three rights in her courtroom: to plead guilty, to testify on his own behalf, and to appeal his conviction, according to Lamb.  Meanwhile, witnesses for the prosecution – most of them government agents – could remain in the courtroom before their own testimony.  Defense witnesses were told to leave.  By Leesa K. Donner […]

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Feds convict 4 Oregon Standoff protesters on minor charges, sentencing in May

Prosecutors conceded in their legal brief that the vehicles and equipment had no government markings, but argued strong circumstantial evidence showed the defendants knew they belonged to the refuge. But even so, Barrow argued, the government didn’t need to show the defendants knew the vehicles belonged to the Fish & Wildlife Service because ownership isn’t an element of the tampering […]

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Local witnesses testify of kindness, good manners of Oregon Standoff defendants

“They took very good care of my place. I trusted them completely,” she said. During cross, Overton acknowledged that Patrick left her a $100 tip at the truck stop one night. She also said the men paid her electric bill and bought her a new set of pots and pans. Maxine Bernstein Oregon Live Refuge visitors, character witnesses testify for […]

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Federal prosecutors file criminal charges against Ammon Bundy’s attorney

Prosecutor files formal criminal information, lodging three charges against Marcus Mumford Maxine Bernstein Oregonian A federal prosecutor has filed a formal criminal information charging Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy’s lawyer, with three misdemeanors. It accuses Mumford of creating a disturbance by impeding or disrupting official government duties by “verbally and physically interfering with” deputy U.S. marshals in their “transportation of a person in […]

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Remembering the Bunkerville Standoff as Nevada Bundy trial nears

The first political leader who stepped up to the plate to do anything to support the Bundys was Iron County Commissioner, David Miller, who quickly and clearly identified the injustice and hypocrisy the BLM’s actions as it sought to spend $5 Million dollars to remove the Bundy cattle, while claiming that it had inadequate resources to manage its own wild […]

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Ammon Bundy’s attorney dogged by federal prosecutors following October acquittals

Moments after the stunning Oct. 27 acquittal of Bundy and his co-defendants, Mumford argued that Bundy should be immediately released to walk freely out of the courtroom. Half a dozen U.S. Marshals quickly closed in as Judge Anna J. Brown explained that Bundy was still under a custody hold over his pending charges in Nevada, related to the 2014 standoff […]

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Feds try to silence blogger reporting about Oregon standoff informants

Hunt said the agent asked where he got the documents, wanted him to remove his blog posts and hand over the reports he had. Hunt, who wasn’t charged in the occupation, said the government doesn’t have the authority to control his work because the court’s protective order doesn’t apply to him. The order restricted defendants in the case and their […]

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Imprisoned Oregon ranchers left out of Obama clemency binge

Two weeks ago, Susie Hammond read about the 78 people pardoned by President Barack Obama and the 153 sentences he commuted, a record number of clemency acts granted by a U.S. president in a single day.  “Well, that’s really neat that he did that, but he missed a few,” she said. “I kept hoping he would have some compassion. But […]

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