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  • Bunkerville Standoff: The Democrat Judge, The Republican Prosecutor And Doing The Right Thing

    12/10/2017 5:53:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/7/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas once told a group of Washington DC high school students that his toughest cases were those where "his heart said one thing and the law said something else". US District Judge Gloria Navarro's "heart" was revealed in her blind acceptance of prosecution pronouncements at the first two Bunkerville Standoff trials, only to be blindsided by the sudden release of torrents of evidence as the third trial got underway. Navarro went through the first two trials accepting there was no evidence justifying self-defense (the Second Amendment) as a defense for the six defendants..... She has seen...
  • Pelosi calls on Nevada Democrat to resign

    12/01/2017 11:04:29 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 2, 2017 | AP
    The top Democrat in the House is calling on a Nevada congressman to resign amid an allegation of sexual misconduct. In a statement early Saturday morning, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she spoke to Rep. Ruben Kihuen Friday night. She says the allegation against him from a former aide was convincing and in light of the accusation, “Congressman Kihuen should resign.” BuzzFeed News had reported that Kihuen is alleged to have repeatedly made sexual advances toward an aide during his 2016 congressional campaign.
  • Democrat Accused Of Sexual Harassment (says) Pelosi Knew And Did Nothing About It

    12/06/2017 12:05:34 PM PST · by Strac6 · 27 replies
    A first-term Democratic congressman accused of sexual harassment said that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi knew about the allegations while he was running for office and supported him anyway, putting millions of dollars behind his 2016 congressional campaign. During his campaign, Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen allegedly propositioned a female staffer for sex on multiple occasions and touched her thighs. The staffer resigned during Kuhen’s primary campaign as a result of his harassment, she told BuzzFeed. Pelosi was quick to demand Kihuen’s resignation after the allegations became public, but she actually has known about the harassment allegations for a while, Kihuen...
  • Black Lives Matter UNLV owes an apology to North Las Vegas cops

    12/06/2017 10:24:11 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 12/3/2017 | Victor Joecks
    It doesn’t snow much in Las Vegas, but snowflakes have shown up at UNLV. On Tuesday night, student groups, including Black Lives Matter UNLV, held a poetry competition outside the union. Sometime after the event concluded, seven North Las Vegas motorcycle officers rode through a nearby area. Black Lives Matter UNLV assumed the cops were trying to threaten them and posted a breathless comment on Facebook. “The police officers swarmed like sharks in the parking lot behind the SU (student union) Courtyard and then entered the SU Courtyard where motor vehicles are usually not allowed,” reads the post. “We stared...
  • Prosecutors shared recorded attorney-client jail phone calls with defense in NV Bunkerville case

    12/06/2017 7:18:20 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/5/2017 | Maxine Baernstein
    Defense lawyers in the Bunkerville standoff case were stunned last month to receive recorded phone calls between co-defendant Blaine Cooper and his Oregon defense lawyer from federal prosecutors who had previously denied possessing any attorney-client privileged jailhouse calls. Prosecutors shared 12 recorded jail phone calls between Cooper and Portland lawyer Krista Shipsey with defense lawyers for co-defendants Cliven Bundy, his two sons and Ryan Payne, who are now on trial in federal court in Las Vegas. Cooper has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in both the 2014 standoff with federal agents near Bunkerville.....and in the 2016 Oregon......He is cooperating...
  • Nevada Dem says he won’t resign despite calls from party leaders

    12/05/2017 5:08:24 PM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | December 5, 2017
    Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) said Tuesday he will not resign from his post amid allegations of sexual harassment from a former staffer. Kihuen asserted in an ABC News interview that party leaders knew last year about the woman's allegations of sexual misconduct, but did not take action against his campaign. A woman who previously worked as the finance director for Kihuen alleged that she was harassed by the Nevada Democrat while working on his 2016 campaign, BuzzFeed reported last week.
  • Dem Rep Refuses to Resign, Accuses Pelosi of Knowing About Harassment Allegations Last Year

    12/05/2017 6:53:54 PM PST · by x1stcav · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/5/17 | Paul Crookston
    Democratic Party leaders are calling for Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D., Nev.) to resign over sexual harassment allegations, but he is refusing to do so—and even making counter accusations. Kihuen told ABC News that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), as well as Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (N.M.), knew about the allegations last year and did nothing. "I do find it interesting that the DCCC, Leader Pelosi and Chairman Ben Ray Lujan—they knew about these allegations last year," Kihuen said. "They looked into them. They didn't find anything, and they continued investing millions of dollars...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Joe O'Shaugnessy Gets Home Detention Release

    12/05/2017 2:32:50 PM PST · by Spiridon · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/5/2017 | Nextrush
    The last of those held in connection with the April 2014 Bunkerville Standoff near Bundy Rach, Joe O'Shaugnessy, was given pretrial home release after a decision from the judge presiding in the Oregon Standoff case, US District Judge Anna J. Brown in Portland. US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro in Las Vegas, the Bunkerville judge, granted release but Judge Brown in Portland needed to sign off. The stipulation is that once O'Shaugnessy's trial in Las Vegas is done he is back in custody within 48 hours for another detention hearing. His trial is supposed to happen 30 days after the...
  • 13 states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

    12/04/2017 4:42:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 65 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Unattributed
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege that California's law has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually because of higher egg prices since it took effect in 2015. The lawsuit argues that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are pre-empted by federal law. A federal appeals court...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Mel, Dave Bundy two other Bunkerville accused are being released

    12/04/2017 4:49:27 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/4/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    A packed courtroom in Las Vegas today heard that four men being held ahead of trial without bail will be released (Dave Bundy, Mel Bundy, Jason Woods and Joe O'Shaughnessy). They have spent some 21 months locked up as if they were murderers or terrorists. These four men were considered the Tier 3 defendants facing the "least serious" charges. Their trial is set to begin 30 days after the current trial is finished. The men began leaving the courthouse late today with Dave Bundy first, then Jason Woods. Joe O'Shaughnessy's release is contingent on agreement from the Oregon Standoff judge,...
  • Cliven Bundy chooses to remain in prison because he's not free until.... (Bunkerville Standoff)

    12/03/2017 5:48:03 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/2/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    There's plenty of news coming out of Las Vegas about the home detention release of those currently on trial and still facing trial in the Bunkerville Standoff case, but Cliven Bundy has decided to stay behind bars noting that home detention is not freedom. His wife, Carol Bundy, spoke to the news media Friday afternoon outside the federal courthouse in Las Vegas as defendant Ryan Payne left the building going to his home detention. Here is an excerpt of what she had to say: "My family made a stand in 2014, made a peaceful protest and we exercised our First...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Oregon federal judge signs off on Ryan Payne home detention release

    12/01/2017 2:35:33 PM PST · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/1/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    <p>The judge presiding over the Oregon Standoff case, US District Judge Anna J. Brown, has agreed to the release ordered by Nevada US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro.</p> <p>Ryan Payne and two other defendants in the third Bunkerville Standoff were ordered released by Judge Navarro on Wednesday (November 29th). Ammon Bundy walked outside of jail yesterday and was reunited with his family enroute to home detention. Ryan Bundy was ordered released last month. He is acting in his own defense during the trial.</p>
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Ammon Bundy walks out of jail to home detention for......

    11/30/2017 2:25:44 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/30/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Happy scenes at the federal courthouse in Las Vegas today as Ammon Bundy was released to home detention under the order of US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro. Hugs from family, friends and supporters inside and outside the building. Ammon Bundy spoke with reporters outside the building. He said it is the duty of Americans to 'stand up for their rights' when the government makes mistakes. Bundy also said the government's case against him and the other defendants is in trouble......
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Other three defendants are being released from jail to 'home detention'

    11/29/2017 1:58:28 PM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/29/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    It was a surprise move in and of itself when US District Judge Gloria Navarro reversed herself on November 13th (one day before the trial began) and released Ryan Bundy from jail. But now word that Judge Navarro is releasing the other defendants Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne as well. Cliven Bundy and Ammon Bundy have been consistently wearing their jail clothing to court and perhaps that helped Judge Navarro make her decision to help influence the jury away from sympathy for the defendants.....
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Lawyers argue before judge, Jury delayed by juror's court summons

    11/28/2017 2:24:46 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/28/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Tuesday's activities at the third Bunkerville Standoff trial in Las Vegas started with US District Judge Gloria Navarro and the prosecution and defense lawyers in the courtroom. The hearing they were holding was to discuss motions related to the trial. A juror's summons to another court delayed the jury from being present for trial itself to continue. The lead prosecutor, Acting US Attorney Steven Myhre, was outraged over what Cliven Bundy's defense lawyer Bret Whipple said in court yesterday about a BLM agent trying to bribe a Bundy in-law to become an informant. Myhre spoke of "inflammatory, unfounded claims"........
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Prosecution continues case, Defense alleges federal bribery attempt

    11/27/2017 5:50:15 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/27/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Bureau of Land Management official Robert Shilaikis testified for the prosecution. Shilaikis testified about a phone conversation he had with Ryan Bundy regarding the government's plans to impound cattle near the Bundy Ranch. Bundy reminded Shilaikis that the family would oppose the federal government's seizure of their property (cattle) as they had said for the last 20 years doing "whatever it takes". Its a phrase that has sinister overtones to opponents of the Bundy's. It is important for the prosecution to create sinister notions of violence against the four defendants. US District Judge Gloria Navarro would only allow 10 minutes...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Trial resumes Monday, Judge refuses prosecution demand to sanction.....

    11/26/2017 6:29:53 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/25/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    The next prosecution witness is expected to take the stand Monday in the third Bunkerville Standoff trial of Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan Bundy, along with Ryan Payne. Justice Department lawyer Terry Petrie wrapped up his testimony on Wednesday before the Thanksgiving break, answering questions submitted by jurors. US District Judge Gloria Navarro's decision to allow juror questions at the trial submitted in writing is seen as a way for her to see the mind of the jury and enable her to declare a mistrial if she sees a "threat" of jury nullification. Jurors asked about water rights...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Arguments Continue Ahead Of Wednesday's Trial Session

    11/23/2017 9:26:45 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/22/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Before Justice Department lawyer Terry Petrie could return to the witness stand today for cross examination by the defense, prosecutors were arguing before US District Judge Gloria Navarro over the defense's questions to Petrie yesterday. They were call the questions of Cliven Bundy's attorney Bret Whipple and those framed with the US Constitution by Ryan Bundy, acting in his own defense, an attack on the prosecution. The prosecutors are accusing the defense of attempting jury nullification. Trial observer John Lamb posted a video at the lunchtime break discussing the FBI threat assessment, a 15 page document that is redacted in...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Arguments Over Threat Assessment, Ryan Bundy Uses Constitution

    11/22/2017 3:57:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/21/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    The Tuesday trial session involved continued arguments about the "threat assessment" followed by cross- examination of government lawyer Terry Petrie. The jury was out of the courtroom for the arguments, but then was brought in for the witness. The defense is being allowed to use entrapment as an argument in the case. Many documents have been released for thi trial including some that are redacted and not allowed to be read out loud in court..... When lawyer Terry Petrie was under cross examination, Ryan Bundy held the courtroom in rapt attention. The jury, judge and spectators listened intently while Bundy...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Monday trial session starts with defense, prosecution arguing

    11/20/2017 5:04:38 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/20/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    John Lamb reports that much of the morning was occupied with arguing over what was going to be allowed in court regarding water rights and other matters mentioned in the prosecution motion filed Sunday. Judge Navarro also heard arguments about the FBI threat assessment. After a four day buildup around the ranch (April 5-8, 2014) the bureau decided that the Bundy's did not pose a high threat. But the Bureau of Land Management considered the threat level "high". Navarro will limit statements from Cliven Bundy she considers "self serving"......