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  • Bunkerville Standoff: Four Men Facing Trial Next Month Want Charges Dismissed, Sessions Justice.....

    01/19/2018 5:00:56 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Four men set to face trial next month in the fourth Bunkerville Standoff trial have filed a motion asking US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro to dismiss the charges. Judge Navarro had said that it was alright for the four (Dave Bundy, Mel Bundy, Joe O'Shaughnessy and Jason Woods) to go on trial next month because the hidden evidence she used to dismiss charges for the four defendants in the third trial is now out in the open. Lawyers for the four men argue that all the events surrounding the first three trials from the conviction of Greg Burleson and...
  • My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

    01/15/2018 1:44:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | January 14, 2018 | Mark Scolforo
    The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to operate a medical marijuana program, with the first dispensary on track to begin sales next month, authorities are warning patients that federal law bars marijuana users from having guns or ammunition. “They’re going to have to make a choice,” said John T. Adams, president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. “They can have their guns or their marijuana,...
  • Any Day Ben Rhodes is Left Speechless is a Good Day for America

    01/16/2018 5:11:46 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 8 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) - A new HBO Film that fake-documents the last year of the Obama Administration will premier on Jan. 19. The Daily Caller reports this morning that the film contains a scene in which ex-UN Ambassador and serial unmasker Samantha Power hosts an Election Night “female empowerment” party for women diplomats from all over the world to celebrate the impending victory by the Pantsuit Princess. “I thought what an amazing night for them. I mean, that’s what America represents to the world, when a glass ceiling is shattered in our country, it creates...
  • Rancher Cliven Bundy renews range fight, pledging to 'do whatever it takes'

    01/11/2018 3:59:09 AM PST · by Nextrush · 31 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/10/2018 | Maxine Bernstein
    LAS VEGAS-Fresh from his federal court triumph, Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy wasted no time in renewing his range fight, asking why the local sheriff hadn't protected his family and property when government agents tried to round up his cattle in 2014. The ranching patriarch urged Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Clark County, Nevada not take direction from the federal government, describing it as a "foreign" power. "Sheriff Lombardo are you going to represent "We the People" or are you going to represent the federal bureaucracy?" the 71-year-old Bundy said Wednesday, standing outside the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters. The sheriff...
  • Marijuana Lights Up the Wrong Way

    01/10/2018 9:51:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 104 replies ^ | January 10, 2018 | Andy Schlafly
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is being attacked on both sides of the aisle for rescinding the Obama policy that opened the floodgates to marijuana addiction. Funded by libertarian billionaires such as the Koch brothers, pro-pot senators like Cory Gardner are demanding that AG Sessions stand down and continue Obama’s misguided policy. Sessions rescinded Obama’s command that the Department of Justice ignore federal law against marijuana production and sales, and instead Sessions instructed U.S. Attorneys to begin enforcing well-established federal statutes against large-scale cultivation and distribution of marijuana. These federal laws preempt state law, particularly in Colorado and California where a...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Democrat Judge Kills Case, Will Republican Justice Department Give It Up?

    01/08/2018 6:10:24 PM PST · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/8/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "It is ordered that the Superseding Criminal Indictment against Defendants Cliven D. Bundy, Ryan C. Bundy, Ammon E. Bundy and Ryan W. Payne is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE" Signed Order of Chief US District Court Judge Gloria M. Navarro in Las Vegas 1/8/2018 "We respect the court's ruling and will make a determination about the next appropriate steps" Interim US Attorney for Nevada just appointed by Jeff Sessions, Dayle Elieson 1/8/2018 In the end the Democrat US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro threw out the charges against Cliven Bundy and three other men in connection with the April 12, 2014 Bunkerville...
  • You Have to Be High to Be Mad at Jeff Sessions for Enforcing Federal Pot Laws

    01/08/2018 4:36:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | January 8, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who himself seems stoned much of the time, just announced that his Department of Justice is going to start enforcing the federal laws against pot again despite a bunch of states doing a bong hit version of bombarding Ft. Sumpter. Look, no one is more annoyed than I am that Sessions decided to megapunt on his duties with regard to Democrat corruption and the Trump/Russia/Idiocy pseudo-scandal, but he doesn’t deserve all the grief he’s now getting from agitated hopheads and fussy libertarians – to the extent there’s a difference.Dude, you’re like, harshing my buzz, dude.Sessions is...
  • EPA Chief Pruitt Interested In Attorney General (Jeff Sessions) Job: Sources

    01/05/2018 10:31:41 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-5-2017 | Valerie Volcovici, David Shepardson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, the conservative former attorney general of Oklahoma, is interested in replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if that job becomes available, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. President Donald Trump has openly criticized Sessions for months, provoking speculation that the attorney general might resign or be fired. The EPA chief would likely accept the position if it were offered by Trump, a source close to Pruitt told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. Jahan Wilcox, an EPA spokesman, in an email denied that Pruitt was interested in serving...
  • Sessions takes aim at judges' handling of immigration cases

    01/05/2018 9:46:49 AM PST · by bitt · 29 replies ^ | 1/5/2018 | abcnews
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday launched a review of a little-known but widely used practice of immigration judges closing cases without decisions, potentially reshaping immigration courts and putting hundreds of thousands of people in greater legal limbo. Sessions posed detailed questions challenging the use of "administrative closures," an increasingly common outcome that allows people to stay in the country without legal status. The attorney general invited feedback from advocates and others, after which time he may issue new instructions for immigration judges nationwide. Administrative closures have been a lifeline to immigrants who apply for citizenship, permanent residency or other...
  • Gary Johnson says Trump marijuana reversal could doom re-election

    01/05/2018 7:07:23 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 117 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan. 5, 2018
    Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson reacted angrily to President Trump's apparent abandonment of a campaign pledge to leave pot policy to the states, saying he hopes the pivot ends Trump's shot at re-election. Johnson, who served two terms as a Republican governor of New Mexico, said the Trump administration is "grossly underestimating the anger this will create." "I hope it dooms his re-election. Trump promised to leave marijuana to the states," Johnson told the Washington Examiner.
  • The Rule of Law Goes to Pot

    01/05/2018 5:32:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies ^ | January 5, 2017 | Erick Erickson
    We are supposedly a nation of laws, not men, but our lawmakers have ensured over the years that we are increasingly at the whim of men, elected or appointed, instead of the law. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared that he will reverse an Obama Administration position allowing states to decide on marijuana legalization. Now, local United States Attorneys will be empowered to decide. But neither the Obama Administration nor Jeff Sessions should do anything other than enforce the law, and federal law criminalizes marijuana. The solution here is not to ignore the federal law, but to repeal it. To...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Is Trump Friend Or Foe? Ammon Bundy's View

    01/05/2018 4:01:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/5/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    AMMON BUNDY SAYS NEW US ATTORNEY DECISIONS WILL SEND UNEQUIVOCAL MESSAGE AS TO WHETHER TRUMP IS A MAN OF THE PEOPLE OR A FEDERAL SUPREMACIST ("NATIONALIST" IN HIS TERMINOLOGY) "......Myhre and Scheiss (prosecutors)....they are Republicans....its a very political position they are in....." "......Myhre was not demoted.....he's still the First Assistant US this Dayle however you say her name....the US Attorney for the Nevada District....she was appointed by the Trump Administration through Jeff Sessions....." Bunkerville defendant Ammon Bundy speaks with Kelli Stewart 1/4/2018 on Facebook Texas federal prosecutor Dayle Elieson takes over today in Las Vegas as Interim US Attorney...
  • Bundy Ranch Prosecutor Steven Myhre Gets a Demotion - But That's Just Not Good Enough!

    01/04/2018 7:26:50 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 15 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 01-04-2018 | Tim Brown
    Last year, Sessions heaped praise on Steven Myhre and his prosecution of the Bundy Ranch defendants. “I’ve got to tell you, it’s impressive when you have a tough case, a controversial case, and you’ve got the top guy leading the battle, going to court, standing up and defending the office and the principles of the law,” Sessions said of Myhre. “I’m not taking sides or commenting on the case,” Sessions added. “Just want to say that leadership requires, a lot of times, our people to step up and be accountable.” Hmmm, about that accountability, Mr. Sessions.  Your former acting US...
  • U.S. Attorney General appoints 17 interim top prosecutors

    01/04/2018 5:55:14 AM PST · by ransomnote · 14 replies ^ | JANUARY 3, 2018 | Karen Freifeld, Nathan Layne
    (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday appointed 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim U.S. Attorneys in jurisdictions around the country, the Department of Justice said. The interim posts are for 120 days unless those holding them are re-appointed by a court or officially nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, a Justice Department official said. It is unclear if those named on Wednesday will also be nominated. Some may face political opposition, as U.S. senators traditionally have some say in the nominations of U.S. Attorneys who would serve within their states....
  • Jeff Sessions uses executive authority to appoint 17 interim U.S. attorneys

    01/04/2018 5:42:46 AM PST · by ransomnote · 17 replies ^ | January 3, 2018 | Catherine Garcia
    Using executive authority, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has tapped 17 current and former federal prosecutors to lead U.S. attorneys' offices across the country on an interim basis. Sessions had to make the move quickly to beat a deadline; after President Trump fired dozens of lead federal prosecutors last March, he had 300 days to fill the positions. With Sessions making the temporary appointments, Trump now has 120 days to submit to the Senate his nominations for permanent candidates. If he misses the deadline, a federal court in each district will make an interim appointment until the White House and lawmakers...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Sessions Appoints Interim US Attorney In Las Vegas

    01/03/2018 11:30:44 PM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/4/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Word from Washington Wednesday January 3rd was that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was using his power to appoint 17 interim US Attorneys across the nation. Sessions has designated Dayle Elieson as Interim US Attorney for Nevada. She will assume that post Friday January 5th meaning that lead Bunkerville prosecutor Steven Myhre, whom Sessions praised profusely during a Las Vegas visit last July for his "leadership" and "standing for the law" among other things, will no longer be Acting US Attorney. The announcement says that Mr. Myhre will resume his previous role as First Assistant US Attorney when Elieson takes over...
  • Huckabee: People 'Are Going to Lose Patience' With Jeff Sessions

    12/31/2017 6:06:48 AM PST · by SMGFan · 162 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | December 30, 2017
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said "we are all going to lose patience with the attorney general" over his perceived apprehension to prosecute people like Lois Lerner and Peter Strzok. "I love Jeff Sessions. I think he is a great guy, but he has got to do the job he is there to do," Huckabee said. He said Sessions, a former Alabama senator, must "enforce the law... universally. Without regard to who the person is." Huckabee said Sessions may be holding off on prosecuting Lerner, the former IRS employee allegedly implicated in the conservative nonprofit targeting scandal, or Strzok,...
  • Oregon Standoff 2018: Marcus Mumford Disbarment, FBI Agent Trial, Last Ride to Jail

    12/31/2017 5:35:11 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/29/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Its been two years (January 2, 2016) since Ammon Bundy began the Oregon Standoff protest at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon. It was a protest launched based on the notion that one should "love thy neighbor" as in Dwight and Steven Hammond. The Hammonds were reporting to the federal prison at Terminal Island, California that day ordered back after serving lighter sentences to serve out five year mandatory sentences for "terrorism" because they lit a backfire to protect their property from a brush fire. The jury heard Ammon Bundy on the stand describing the stand he...
  • Bunkerville Standoff Breaking: Prosecutors Want Case To Continue After DOJ Intervention

    12/31/2017 6:03:50 AM PST · by Nextrush · 79 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/30/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    <p>The prosecution in the Bunkerville Standoff case argues in a written filing Friday that it wants a new trial in spite of its failure to turn over more than 3300 pages of discovery evidence.</p> <p>The prosecution argues the failure to disclose the evidence was "inadvertent".</p>
  • Bunkerville Standoff 2018: The Hidden Evidence And So Much More

    12/30/2017 5:51:09 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/29/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: On Friday December 29th Acting US Attorney Steven Myhre, the lead prosecutor in the Bunkerville trials, filed a 55 page brief arguing that a new trial should happen after the judge ruled that the prosecution had deliberately withheld discovery evidence from the defense causing due process issues. Myhre's filing ahead of a January 8th hearing where the judge is expected to decide the future course of the Bunkerville case came after the US Department of Justice announced December 20th that a discovery evidence expert would be assisting the US Attorney's Office in Las Vegas in taking the next...