NOT GUILTY: Bundy Ranch standoff case concludes

AZCentral: A federal jury in Las Vegas did not return any guilty verdicts Tuesday against four men accused of taking up arms against federal agents during the Bundy Ranch standoff in 2014.


Jurors dealt government prosecutors a stinging defeat in the case when, after four days of deliberations, they returned not-guilty verdicts on the most serious charges and deadlocked on a handful of others.

Richard Lovelien of Oklahoma and Steven Stewart of Idaho were acquitted on all counts and walked out of court Tuesday night free after spending more than a year in prison.

“Both Ricky and I were teary-eyed,” Las Vegas defense lawyer Shawn Perez said of the verdict, “I was shaking … I have gotten not-guilty verdicts before, but this was really special to me.”  MORE

h/t Todd

20 Comments on NOT GUILTY: Bundy Ranch standoff case concludes

  1. I don’t mean to rain on anyone’s parade (I ALSO APPLAUD THE NULLIFICATION!)…

    BUT: I read somewhere earlier today that Da Gubmint may consider a THIRD attempt at charges. I HOPE NOT.

  2. The bullies of the BLM had to stand down when faced with some ranchers who would shoot back. And it appears they were within their rights to do so.

  3. This is very good! One might hope that the fed persecutors will stop now, but I fear they’ll just keep on keepin’ on hoping for a guilty verdict on some damned thing or other.

  4. Reading the story, it’s clear the Judge did everything she could to rig the outcome. It’s also clear the jury knew it. 1st and 2nd amendment rights aren’t applicable? Since when? The judge should be disbarred for judicial malfeasance.

  5. The AP headline read “Jurors failed to convict”. Not: “Bundy Ranch defendants found Innocent” or “Not Guilty”. It was the JURY who failed, you see. I am so sick of the left wing spin of the media.

  6. A beautiful story of justice and freedom, which the New York Times will no doubt tuck neatly below an ad for women’s capri pants on page 17.

  7. Our tax dollars allows BLM to confiscate more US property.
    I can see where BLM and the Government will one day control it all. You’ll need permission and permits from the Sheriff of Nottingham to hunt….
    OH, we already do. Never mind, Government is King.


    Just ignore state evidence, corrupt crime labs, coached testimony, lying police, paid witnesses.

    I’d put in my ear plugs the whole trial, and deliver Not Guilty automatically.

  9. Seems the presiding judge fits snugly in harry reid’s pocket:
    2009: After a video conference interview with Reid, the senator told Navarro on September 22, 2009 that he would be recommending her to President Obama for consideration to serve as a judge on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

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