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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Defense witnesses bring perspective to Bunkerville standoff trial

Some of the defendants were photographed on the highway bridge above the cattle impoundment site. Defense witness Shannon Bushman, another protester, was shown a picture of defendant Scott Drexler, who was kneeling and holding a long gun. Bushman was asked whether Drexler looked ready for war. “If he does he’s really bad at it … he’s got a hat and […]

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Oregon Standoff: Feds arrest blogger who revealed identities of FBI infiltrators

The presence of nine informants on the eastern Oregon refuge during the 41-day occupation last winter as well as six other informants who worked on the case for the FBI was revealed during testimony during the first trial of occupation leaders. Maxine Bernstein OregonLive California man who refused to remove blog posts outing FBI informants arrested Federal authorities have arrested […]

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When Marcus Mumford earned his ‘silver bracelets’

Was he confrontational? Did he attack someone in the courtroom? No, and no. Mumford’s ‘crime’ was to exercise his God-given right to speak in a public courtroom in behalf of the rights of his defendants who were, moments earlier, found not guilty in the course of due process. Apparently Federal District Judge, Anna J. Brown, who presides over the case, has not […]

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Citing bias, Oregon Standoff defendant seeks new judge for case

In a trial last fall, jurors found standoff leader Ammon Bundy and six others not guilty of felony charges. Prosecutors decided despite losing to press ahead with a February trial for the seven remaining defendants. They changed their strategy by adding misdemeanor charges such as trespassing to the mix. Steven DuBois Las Vegas Review-Journal PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man […]

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Feds try to hide possible misdeeds of BLM agents in Bundy Ranch Standoff trial

Prosecutors in Las Vegas filed a Motion In Limine  late Tuesday in the case of The United States vs Cliven Bundy et al — in hopes that Nevada District Court Judge Gloria Navarro – will allow the Government to “cover-up” any wrong doing agents in the Bureau Of Land Management – who conducted the Bundy cattle impoundment in April of 2014 – may have […]

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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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Feds use environmental law to ramp up war on rural America

That’s what happens, for instance, when the EPA threatens landowners with $37,500 per day in fines ($1 mil per month) for actions as innocuous as building a livestock pond, clearing trash from a ditch, or plowing a field. None of those look like the “discharge” of a “pollutant” into a “navigable water” but, if you squint real hard, they have […]

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Bundy defense calls BLM document shredding prior to Bunkerville standoff a “travesty”

The shredding effort comes on the heels of another unusual government disclosure in the high-profile case. Prosecutors confirmed last week in court documents that undercover FBI agents posed as a documentary film crew to gather evidence during their investigation into the Bunkerville standoff. Bureau of Land Management agents shredded sensitive documents about their roundup of Bundy family cattle in the […]

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