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See Frank DuBois’ comments here.
The report says Love stated he “owns” the head of law enforcement. Just exactly what does that mean? Is it because he’s the key witness? Or does he have some other info on the Bundy case or the Gold Butte National Monument the BLM doesn’t want made public?
How might this affect the Bundy case?
The inspector general’s report could damage the credibility of the government’s case if Love is identified as the agent, said Sara Gordon, associate professor of law at the Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “It’s in an ethics report. I think everything is up for grabs — misuse of the vehicles, using intimidation,” Gordon said. “This stuff, it suggests that he’s willing to cheat and lie for his job.” She said defense attorneys involved in the Bundy Ranch trials might not be able to show juries the inspector general’s report but could question Love about specific incidents raised in it. “Anytime a witness is on the stand, you can cross-examine them and … try to impeach him,” she said. “They can ask him about things that (could) show that he’s dishonest.” Gordon said any damage defense lawyers could inflict upon Love’s credibility would not affect the credibility of other witnesses testifying for the prosecution.
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You might also be interested in the supplement to this Handbook: Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual.