Tag Archives: federal

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A Case in Point Regarding Judicial Transparency (among other things) — Legal Reality Check — by Todd Macfarlane

    OPB recently broke a story about unique developments in the Bundy/Malheur Refuge case that provide several perfect examples of the kind of lack of transparency that I’ve been…

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The Legislative Push to De-Militarize the BLM & Forest Service and Remove Their Law Enforcement Authority

  According to this Article in St. George News, If Congressman Chris Stewart has his way the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management could someday lose their law…

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OTHER SIDE: Sometimes We Must Protect the West from Itself?

According to an opinion piece by Adam Sowards published in High Country News, Sometimes We Must Protect the West from Itself. NOTE:  In the West, there is an old saying…

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OTHER SIDE: According to Raw Story: “Utah Ranchers Vow to Continue Bundy War”?

According to Raw Story, “Utah ranchers vow to continue Bundy war against feds despite arrests of Oregon militants.” — THE PROBLEM IS, THAT’S NOT WHAT THE RANCHERS SAID OR DID ….

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Applying a Little Horse Sense to the Situation in Oregon and Throughout the West — Ruminations — by Mancos MacLeod

There was a time in the West when horses were absolutely essential .  The same was true throughout this country, even in the cities.  Horses were the backbone – the…

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The Oregon Standoff in a Nutshell — From My Perspective — by Todd Macfarlane

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s something going on in Burns, Oregon. Most people who might have occasion to read the Pahvant Post probably already know that because we have…

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The Mary Bulloch Story and Other Related Issues in the Long Trail of BLM Abuses — by Todd Macfarlane

The recent Hammond Case has stirred a great deal of outrage and disbelief, but it is just the latest drop in the bucket in a long trail of abuses by…

BUNDY II? — Additional, Recent Developments in the Hammond Rancher Case in Oregon — Guest Editorial — by Rachel Alexander

Obama’s DOJ Demands More Prison Time for Ranchers; Protesters Seize Wildlife Refuge Headquarters — by Rachel Alexander Make a mistake on federal land, even when you have permission, and you…

Our So-called “Justice” System — the Hammond Case: a Case in Point — Guest Opinion/Editorial by the Capital Press

According to a recent Op/Ed piece in the esteemed Capital Press, the Hammond Family case involving the father and son ranchers in Central Oregon reveals unfairness and injustice on several…