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Cliven Bundy | Bundy Update: A Friend of the Court

Bundy Update: A Friend of the Court

In my last post, I wrote about the then-latest twist in the court case against Cliven Bundy and three other defendants: This past February, Federal Prosecutors filed an appeal seeking to overturn U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro’s January 2018 dismissal of the case against the four. In tossing out the charges in January 2017, Navarro pointed to the failure by the government to turn over crucial evidence, calling it “flagrant prosecutorial misconduct” and a violation of due process. Speaking for the government in appealing Navarro’s decision, Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth White called the government failure “simple inadvertence.”
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Bundy Appeal Update: Just a Handful of Documents? (Part 2)

Bundy Appeal Update: Just a Handful of Documents? (Part 2)

As we saw last time, the documents actually strengthen the defense. The first two uncovered the tip of prosecutorial deceit: The prosecution-termed “certain maps” which actually confirm the breadth of law enforcement agency involvement and deployment – facts both material to the defense and denied by the prosecution in Navarro’s court. And the BLM Internal Affairs’ Mojave Desert Tortoise Habitat Report, whose existencethey denied in Navarro’s court, but had actually been used to get the court order to remove Bundy’s cattle from his ranch’s grazing range rights triggering the events leading to the trial.
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