Jury seated for first trial in Bunkerville standoff case

Some of the jurors seated in the case have friends or relatives in law enforcement. One expressed during jury selection her belief that government agents should be held to a higher standard than the general public.
I wouldn’t say that. I would say the “same” standard as the general public. Do you recon that will happen in this case? Don’t hold your breath. — jtl, 419
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Brand Thornton blows a horn in support of defendants on trial at the federal courthouse, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. Jury selection began Monday in Nevada for the federal trial of six defendants accused of taking arms against federal agents herding cattle off public land near Cliven Bundy’s ranch in April 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Greg Whalen, center, holds a flag in support of defendants on trial at the federal courthouse, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. Jury selection began Monday in Nevada for the federal trial of six defendants accused of taking arms against federal agents herding cattle off public land near Cliven Bundy’s ranch in April 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Las Vegas police watch over protesters Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse as jury selection begins for the first trial in the case against rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters. (@jenndydwilson/Twitter)

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By JENNY WILSON LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Opening statements are scheduled for Thursday in the conspiracy trial  Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual against six men accused of participating in an armed standoff against federal law enforcement agents who tried to impound rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle.

Prosecutors characterize the six men as the “least culpable” among 17 co-conspirators facing trial on extortion, assault and other charges resulting from the 2014 confrontation between anti-government protesters and Bureau of Land Management agents near Bundy’s ranch in Bunkerville.

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View  Though they all face the same charges in the 15-count indictment, the remaining defendants will be tried in two subsequent trials. Bundy and several of his sons are in the second trial group.

A jury of 16, including four alternates, was sworn in Tuesday following a selection process that lasted two days. Eleven women and five men were chosen for the jury.

Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsU.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro ordered jurors not to discuss the case with anyone and not to “listen to or view anything touching on this case in any way.”

“I promise you by the time you’re done, you’re going to know more than anyone about this case,” she told jurors, whose careers range from stay-at-home mom to Southwest Airlines employee.

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The trial is expected to last 10 weeks. It is being held in the largest courtroom on the seventh floor of the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse in Las Vegas. Court officials have increased security procedures in and around the courthouse for the duration of the trial because of the high-profile nature of the case.

Bundy, who maintains that the Clark County sheriff has authority over the federal lands where his cattle were grazing, has become a symbol for an anti-federal government movement, and protesters who support that movement have had a presence outside federal court all week.

Richard Lovelin, Gregory Burleson, Eric Parker, Scott Drexler, Todd Engel and Steven Stewart are standing trial in the first group. None of them lives in Nevada, but they are accused of being the “gunmen” in the standoff after they drove from out-of-state to join the protests Bundy led in April 2014.

Contact Jenny Wilson at jenwilson@reviewjournal.com or 702-384-8710. Follow @jennydwilson on Twitter.

 

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