A political prisoner is freed

The federal government charged Cliven Bundy, 71, and his two sons Ammon, 42, and Ryan, 44, with multiple felonies for threatening a federal officer, carrying and using a firearm, and engaging in a conspiracy.  This all stems from the family's supposed illegally grazing their cattle on federal land.   But on Monday, January 8, U.S. district judge Gloria Navarro, who was nominated to the bench by President Obama in 2010, blew up the indictment.  She dismissed all charges due to the government's withholding of critical disclosure information from the defense.  In her opinion from the bench, Judge Navarro chastised federal prosecutors, saying their behavior was "flagrant" and "reckless" and that "the universal sense of justice has been violated." The government claimed that it had to withhold certain information to protect witnesses.  The judge...(Read Full Post)