Prosecutors Ask Bundy Detention Hearing To Be Canceled
Federal prosecutors in Las Vegas are asking a judge to cancel a hearing at which jailed Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy would seek to be freed pending trial on charges that he led an armed standoff against government agents two years ago.
Bundy's lawyer, Joel Hansen, said Wednesday he's fighting U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden's request to call off the Thursday detention hearing.
Bogden and prosecutor Steven Myhre argue in documents filed Tuesday that Bundy is only entitled to one detention hearing, and he already had one in Oregon following his Feb. 10 arrest at Portland International Airport.
About 100 people showed up at the courthouse in Las Vegas last week for a hearing at which Bundy appeared in custody.
He refused to acknowledge federal authority to charge him with a crime.