Monday, February 13, 2017

U.S. to call first witness in Bundy trial; BLM personnel records sought by defense

The first of three trials involving six "low-level" defendants in the 2014 Cliven Bundy ranch standoff case enters its second week Monday at the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse downtown. Chief Judge Gloria Navarro could decide to hear defense attorney motions filed last week that seek the personnel records of all Bureau of Land Management agents involved in the standoff. Defense attorneys apparently plan to portray federal agents assigned to the confiscation effort as excessively militant or aggressive. The major focus of defense efforts could be the actions of a supervisory agent who defense lawyers believe was in charge of BLM operations at Bunkerville...more

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