From the print edition of The New American
“The government’s conduct in this case was indeed outrageous…. There has been flagrant misconduct, substantial prejudice and no lesser remedy is sufficient.” So declared U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro on January 8 in her stunning ruling that dismissed “with prejudice” all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy (shown, wearing hat) and his sons Ammon and Ryan. “With prejudice” was the key phrase hoped for and prayed for by the Bundy family and their many supporters, since it would mean that federal prosecutors could not come back again for yet another long, drawn-out, costly trial. Cliven Bundy had already been incarcerated for 700 days by the time of his January 8 release. The 71-year-old rancher, his two sons, and 14 other defendants were jailed on charges related to the standoff with federal agents at their ranch near Bunkerville, Nevada, in April of 2014.