Category Archives: Oregon Standoff

ONGOING: OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL — PART 1, THE PROSECUTION CASE

  RANGEFIRE! is your source for “live” commentary and coverage of the Oregon Standoff Trial. At RANGEFIRE! we recognize that there are multiple sides to every story. For contrasting MSM…

Clash Between Rural and Urban Values and Culture? — Opinion/Editorial — by Trent Loos

Reposted from High Plains Journal.  According to  Ag Radio personality Trent Loos, who often talks about the huge and seemingly growing divide between rural and urban America, the Bundy cases in…

Startling & Thought-Provoking New Analysis of LaVoy Finicum Shooting — with Additional Commentary by Attorney Fred Grant

If you have been following our commentary and coverage of the Oregon Standoff Trial (or anyone else’s), you know that evidence regarding the shooting death of LaVoy Finicum has become…

Other Side: Bundy Convictions a “Must”? — Environmentalists Desperate for Convictions

According to Energy & Environment Publishing’s Greenwire News, the trial of leaders of the armed standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge represents a make-or-break moment in efforts to quash the anti-public-lands…

OVERREACTION & OVEREXAGGERATION: First Week in a Nutshell — Oregon Standoff Trial — Observations & Commentary — by Todd Macfarlane

RECAP: Week One in a Nutshell After spending a week observing the Oregon Standoff Trial, and producing short video clips summarizing what is happening, I’m not going to attempt to…

Addressing JUDICIAL BIAS and the Elephant in the Room — Legal Reality Check — by Todd Macfarlane

  What If You’re Viewed as the Red-Headed Step Child? Have you ever watched the movie Ever After starring Drew Barrymore? It depicts Barrymore in a Cinderella role, as the…

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…

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…

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…