Sunday, April 03, 2016

Judge won’t let widely known conservative lawyer defend Cliven Bundy

Nevada’s chief federal judge has refused to let nationally known conservative lawyer Larry Klayman join Cliven Bundy’s defense team. In a three-page order, Gloria Navarro questioned Klayman’s candidness with her about the outcome of professional disciplinary proceedings against him in Washington, D.C. She said his disclosure in court papers that no disciplinary action has been taken and the proceedings were likely to be resolved in his favor was “misleading and incomplete.” Klayman can reapply to represent Bundy if he submits documents related to those proceedings, as well as disciplinary proceedings against him in Florida and clashes he had years ago with two federal judges who banned him from their courtrooms, Navarro said. Late Friday, Klayman insisted there has been no final resolution to the case. “There’s no imposed discipline in D.C.,” he said. “The proceedings are ongoing, and I said that in the application.” Then, he added, “We’re going to obey the judge’s order. Whatever information she’d like is not a problem.” Klayman, the founder of the Washington-based public interest groups Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his tenacious pursuit of litigation, mostly in support of a wide range of conservative and libertarian issues...more

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