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    Judge denies 11th-hour bid to dismiss charges against Nevada rancher Bundy

    NOVEMBER 13, 2017 / 9:25 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO
    Judge denies 11th-hour bid to dismiss charges against Nevada rancher Bundy
    John L. Smith

     

    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday rejected an 11th-hour bid by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to dismiss criminal charges he faced for a 2014 armed standoff against federal agents, finding no basis for defense claims that prosecutors concealed evidence.

    The ruling by U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro paved the way for the trial of Bundy, 71, and his three co-defendants, including sons Ammon and Ryan Bundy, to proceed with opening statements on Tuesday in a trial expected to last through February.

    All four men are accused of conspiring to use the threat of force to prevent a court-ordered impoundment of Cliven Bundy’s cattle, which the government said had trespassed on federal land after the rancher refused for 20 years to pay his grazing fees and assessments.

     

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  • NV Wino (5115 posts)
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    1. Some good news today, anyway.

    Of course, who know how the trial will go?

    Resist-sm_zpswfchkz8t “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee  
    • Enthusiast (10167 posts)
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      2. Giant plus one!

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frederic Bastiat, 1848
  • duckpin (5360 posts)
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    3. At minimum, I expect the court to find Bundy is violation of his

    contract with the Bureau of Land Management to pay for the privilege of grazing his cattle on BLM managed land. The million plus dollars he owes can then be taken from the forced sale of his property. His cattle damaged a lot of federal land and water resources, springs and creeks, and restitution needs to be received by the government.

    People who have grazing permits from the BLM actually pay less in grazing fees than they would pay  in taxes if they owned the land. When a BLM Director moved to make grazing fees align with private grazing fees, Bill Clinton fired him.

    "The justness of individual land right is  not justifiable to those to whom the land by right of first claim collectively belonged "