Federal judge declares mistrial in Bundy case

A federal judge has declared a mistrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. (Screen capture, YouTube, CNN)

A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the federal case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his sons Ryan and Ammon, and Ryan Payne, described by Fox News as “a self-styled Montana militia leader.”

While there are questions whether a new trial will actually occur, Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas reportedly set Feb. 26, 2018 as the date for a new trial to begin, according to U.S. News and Reuters.

The Bundys and Payne had been accused in connection with a high-profile standoff against federal agents more than three years ago in Nevada that drew national attention. In a separate case, the Bundy sons had been charged in connection with the takeover of a federal wildlife refuge office in southeast Oregon early in 2016, but they were acquitted



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