Experts Weigh-in on MNWR Title and Jurisdiction Issues

  Federal Land Settlement Policy in The Western United States With Emphasis on Federal Acquisition and Disposal of Land in The Malheur Lake Area of Harney County, Oregon Angus P McIntosh, PhD, Director…

Politicians & Public Officials Debate “Public Lands Initiative”

The national head of the Bureau of Land Management testified Wednesday before a congressional committee in Washington, DC, that his agency could not support a massive public lands bill for Utah…

Oregon Standoff Trial — Serious Questions of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

For “live” regular commentary and coverage of the Oregon Standoff Trial, follow this LINK. Over the course of the last few days, one of the most fundamental issues in the…

Other Perspectives — the Devil with Bears Ears — by Chris Zinda

According to Chris Zinda, “Part of my reason for taking this trip was to decompress from nine months of following the theo-constitutionalists in Utah, their involvement in Malheur, and their…

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…

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…

Critical Mass in North Dakota — Off the Reservation — by Redtail Rose

  Once again, I am so proud of my Native American brothers and sisters for standing together to stand their ground, and stand-up to centuries of oppression and abuse, working…

Revisiting Recapture Canyon ATV Restrictions

  The debate over motorized use in Recapture Canyon reached a critical milestone Friday, one that the Bureau of Land Management hopes will pave a resolution to one of Utah’s…

Wild Horse Advocates are Freaking Out — BLM Wildhorse Advisory Board Allegedly Votes to Euthanize All “Wild” Horses in Captivity

According to Wild Hoofbeats, Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board has allegedly just voted in favor of killing all the wild horses currently in short term…

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…