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Judge throws out case against Bundys, bars retrial in devastating defeat for federal prosecutors

Ruling comes after mistrial over prosecution’s withholding of evidence

By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Monday, January 8, 2018

By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Monday, January 8, 2018
A federal judge dismissed Monday all charges against rancher Cliven Bundy stemming from the 2014 Nevada standoff and barred prosecutors from retrying the case, citing “flagrant prosecutorial misconduct.”

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Gloria Navarro’s dramatic ruling during a hearing in federal court in Las Vegas wasn’t entirely unexpected, given that she declared a mistrial last month after finding that federal prosecutors had willfully withheld evidence from the defense.

Still, the decision comes as a devastating defeat for the federal government’s prosecution against four men — Cliven Bundy, sons Ammon and Ryan Bundy, and Ryan Payne — on a host of felony charges stemming from the 2014 Nevada standoff with the Bureau of Land Management.

The BLM cancelled its effort to impound the Cliven Bundy’s cattle over his refusal to pay grazing fees to the federal government after hundreds of Bundy supporters, some of them armed, rallied to the family’s defense in April 2014 at the ranch near Bunkerville, Nevada.

Judge Navarro said last month it would be “impossible” for the four defendants to receive a fair trial after ruling that the prosecution had withheld key documents, including FBI records regarding surveillance, government snipers, threat-assessment reports indicating that the Bundys were not dangerous, and internal reports about misconduct involving BLM agents.

Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s office in Nevada argued afterward that the defendants should be retried, while defense attorneys countered that the case had been hopelessly compromised.

“The fact that the government sought to ask a jury to convict these defendants and then ask this Court to sentence them to prison for the rest of their lives without giving the defense the

information recently disclosed should more than trouble this Court,” said federal public defenders for Mr. Payne in a Dec. 27 brief.

Defenders of the family cheered the ruling, while Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center on Biological Diversity, blamed the Justice Department for bumbling the prosecution.

“Federal prosecutors clearly bungled this case and let the Bundy's get away with breaking the law,” Mr. Suckling said in a statement. “The Bundy's rallied a militia to mount an armed insurrection against the government. The failure of this case will only embolden this violent and racist anti-government movement that wants to take over our public lands.”
I am THRILLED at this news, THRILLED!
I only wish my Mother could have lived to see this ruling, she would have been so happy.
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Damned miscreants deserve to be booted out of the country, trying to lynch Americans.
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I'll bet Harry Reid is turning over in his grave.
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I'll bet Harry Reid is turning over in his grave.
I wish he was in his grave.
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I wish he was in his grave.
I just had a mental picture of Harry Reid sitting in his grave eating a sandwich. Then rolling over when he heard the news.
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probably felt sorry for the dum basses
I'm glad if they spent some time in jail
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probably felt sorry for the dum basses
I'm glad if they spent some time in jail
If the Bundy's are smart they'll fill big lawsuits against the Federal Govt.

At the very least the Bundy's, father and son's should be allowed to graze those cattle for free on public land for the rest of their lives. Cliven Bundy is in his 70's and has spent nearly two years in jail because the rotten Feds under the Obama Administration wouldn't set bail for him.
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If the Bundy's are smart they'll fill big lawsuits against the Federal Govt.
ROFLMAO!
They'd lose. Big time.

They got a big ol' gift on this one and they should take it and be happy. They weren't let go because they were innocent. They were let go because we have a legal system which lets people go when the prosecution profoundly screws up.
An aspect that conservatives typically complain about...

The Bundys should learn the lesson to not perpetuate such activities again because they won't get that lucky a second time.
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Great news, though not surprising. We all knew nothin' was gonna come of these bs charges and that the government was overreaching.
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Great news, though not surprising. We all knew nothin' was gonna come of these bs charges and that the government was overreaching.
like not paying your bill for twenty years, thieving from the rest of us? Like I said they prolly felt sorry for him.
in reality the prosecution messed up
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