Monday, October 17, 2016

Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge released from Ryan Bundy's subpoena

The nonprofit group Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge obtained a lawyer to work to quash a subpoena from Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy that had ordered them to turn over their records on members and donors from 2011 to present. "We, like most nonprofits, have a very strong donor privacy policy, and it could damage our reputation and future members' support if we were to violate our supporters' privacy by releasing their names,'' said Gary Ivey, president of the group. Bundy told the court he wanted to find out if anyone involved in his federal conspiracy trial, stemming from the 41-day takeover of the federal bird sanctuary, were members of the nonprofit or donated money to support the group. He had issued a subpoena, ordering the officers of the nonprofit to appear in court Friday to provide the documents sought...more

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