Category Archives: Oregon Standoff

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Critical Questions of Jurisdiction, Discovery, Labels, Discrimination & Choosing a Jury — Welcome to Federal Court — Legal Reality Check — by Todd Macfarlane

Oregon Standoff “Discovery” Makes Interesting Revelations The time of surprises in criminal trials is now supposed to be a thing of the past.  Unlike legal drama movies and TV series…

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Did the Government Lie About the Facebook Evidence?

  According to OPB, Defense attorneys told U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown on Friday that the government hadn’t been honest with her or the defense about how it handled…

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Anatomy of a Conspiracy — Legal Reality Check — by Todd Macfarlane

The only thing that makes a conspiracy illegal is an unlawful purpose or objective. Bearing the whole judicial transparency issue in mind, in this piece I’m going to follow-up on…

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Oregon Standoff Defendants Argue for Right to Dress Like Cowboys in Court

  According to Maxine Bernstein & the Oregonian/OregonLive, before prospective jurors file into Courtroom 9A in the federal courthouse in downtown Portland Wednesday morning, the judge is expected to rule…

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Breaking News: Pete Santilli Dismissed in Oregon Standoff Case

On the eve of the Oregon Standoff trial, the Internet and social media were abuzz with the news that the Government is dismissing Oregon charges against Journalist/Defendant Pete Santilli. This…

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Ammon Bundy’s Last Discussions with the FBI — on 1/26/2016, the Day Arrested

  As the Oregon Standoff Trial Approaches, listen to Ammon Bundy’s last discussions and negotiations with the FBI: Ammon also talks about their intentions and what happened the night they…

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Govt Tries to Present Inadmissible, Tainted Evidence in the Oregon Standoff Trials?

According to OPB, Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial According to OPB, it was a rough morning for U.S. attorneys arguing the federal government’s case against Ammon Bundy, Ryan…