Friday, January 5, 2018

OREGON STANDOFF:  FEDERAL JUDGE WON'T DELAY DISBARMENT HEARING FOR AMMON BUNDY LAWYER


Senior US District Judge John Coughenour from western Washington state has for a second time refused to delay an evidence hearing scheduled Monday in Portland for Ammon Bundy defense lawyer Marcus Mumford.

Mumford represented Bundy in the trial where he and six other defendants were found not guilty in connection with the 2016 Oregon Standoff protest..

When Mumford argued before US District Judge Anna J. Brown for the release of his client, a group of federal marshals descended on him, tacking, tasing and arresting him.

Marcus Mumford had criminal charges filed against him which were later dropped but then the Chief US District Judge in Oregon, Michael Mosman, moved to disbar Mumford from federal court in Oregon..

In a series of rulings Judge Coughenour has ruled against Mumford including this latest request for a delay citing a new lawyer representing him and the presence of witnesses in Nevada this Monday January 8th (in connection with the Bunkerville Standoff case).   Marcus Mumford also brought up personal and financial issues in his filing with the judge.

Disbarment from Oregon's federal court would be a mark against Mumford, something he would have to disclose in any court he practices law in.

The hearing is set for Monday morning January 8th at 10am.

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