Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cliven Bundy Arranges Details With New Attorney

Cliven Bundy has until Wednesday to iron out details to make Bret Whipple his new attorney for his criminal trial in Las Vegas, a federal magistrate judge ruled. U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen set the deadline on Friday. She previously cautioned Bundy against gratuitously changing attorneys to establish grounds for an appeal. Whipple is to replace Joel Hansen, who needs neck and back surgery, and 12 weeks of recovery time. Whipple was not present at the Friday hearing, and had attorney Jeb Bond address the court. Bond said Whipple was busy obtaining information in Oregon and Washington and asked for more time to complete details of the attorney transfer. Leen scheduled a tentative hearing for 2 p.m. Wednesday. If an agreement is complete before then and filed with the court, the hearing will be vacated...more

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