02 Mar 2021

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Charges Against Cliven Bundy Dropped
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Charges Against Cliven Bundy Dropped 

Article from Reason by Brian Doherty.

The federal government’s long efforts to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and members of his family behind bars seems to have come to an end, as U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro today dismissed with prejudice all federal charges against Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, and co-defendant Ryan Payne. (The “with prejudice” part means the government can’t just try again on the same charges.)

Judge Navarro complained of “flagrant prosecutorial misconduct” in the case against the Bundys, including violating the Brady rule regarding withholding potentially exculpatory evidence from the Bundys legal team.

Image Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Cliven Bundy) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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