Lawyer: Militia Leader's Goal Was Protest SafetyA lawyer says a militia leader standing trial in Las Vegas drove to Nevada to help a rancher in a grazing dispute with the federal government because he believed people were in danger and he had to help.
Defenses in Bundy Standoff Trial Focus on Government ConductCattleman and states' rights figure Cliven Bundy's eldest son goes before a federal jury on Wednesday to provide firsthand allegations of government misconduct, a day after his father's lawyer blamed federal agents for escalating tensions ahead of a 2014 gunpoint standoff near the family ranch in Nevada.
Land Policies to Be Tested in Bundy Standoff TrialRancher Cliven Bundy was cast Tuesday as the leader of a conspiracy to enlist armed militia members to force the federal agents, "at the end of a gun," to abandon efforts to collect his cattle from public rangeland.
Judge Delays Trial Start For Bundy, SonsTrial was postponed at the last minute Tuesday for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a co-defendant accused of leading an armed uprising against government agents in 2014, amid questions about whether federal prosecutors in Las Vegas turned over complete evidence records to defense teams.
Bundy Standoff Trial a Test of Federal Government ControlIn opening statements Tuesday prosecutors will accuse the 71-year-old Bundy, sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy, and co-defendant Ryan Payne of enlisting a self-styled militia to defy government authority.
Federal Court Jury Picked for Bundy Standoff TrialA jury has been picked for the trial of rancher Cliven Bundy, two sons and one other co-defendant on federal charges stemming from an April 2014 armed standoff with federal agents.
Possible Jurors Queried in Bundy Standoff TrialProspective jurors were questioned for a second day in the trial of rancher Cliven Bundy, two sons and one other co-defendant facing federal charges in an April 2014 armed standoff with federal agents.