From Cowboy Boots To Wingtips: Prosecutions Gone Awry
John Banks BrooksFebruary 28, 2018, 12:07 PM EST
Law360 (February 28, 2018, 12:07 PM EST) -- Remember the infamous 2014 standoff out west between federal agents and cattleman Cliven Bundy for his militant refusal to pay grazing fees when using government land for his livestock? Although it was no surprise that he ended up in court, last month’s dismissal of his case for “flagrant prosecutorial misconduct” was.
In granting a mistrial, U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro declared that “a universal sense of justice has been violated” by federal prosecutors and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation by choosing not to disclose critical...