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The Latest: Cliven Bundy still has lawyer for upcoming trial

September 27, 2017 - 4:14 PM

LAS VEGAS - The Latest on Nevada cattleman and state's rights figure Cliven Bundy's effort to represent himself at his upcoming trial (all times local):

3:05 p.m.

Nevada cattleman and state's rights figure Cliven Bundy still has a lawyer representing him for his upcoming trial stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents.

Defence attorney Bret Whipple said Wednesday a U.S. magistrate judge refused to allow Bundy to represent himself, because Bundy won't recognize federal authority over rangeland at the centre of his grazing dispute with the government.

Jury selection is due to start Oct. 10 in U.S. District Court for Bundy, two sons and four other men — including two defendants whose retrial ended last month with acquittal on most charges.

Those two defendants still face assault on a federal officer and weapon counts.

Bundy, sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy, and two other defendants are accused of leading a conspiracy to enlist a self-styled militia members to prevent federal agents from removing Bundy cattle from what is now Gold Butte National Monument.

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11:35 p.m.

Nevada cattleman and state's rights figure Cliven Bundy is due before a federal magistrate judge to say whether he intends to represent himself during his upcoming trial stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents.

The Wednesday hearing comes after Bundy's defence attorney, Bret Whipple, filed documents last week saying that Bundy wants him off his case.

Whipple says he doesn't know if Bundy has another lawyer or intends to serve as his own lawyer.

Jury selection is set to start Oct. 10 for Bundy, two sons and four other men — including two defendants whose retrial ended last month with acquittal on most charges and no verdicts on assault on a federal officer and weapon counts.

Bundy's eldest son, Ryan Bundy, has been representing himself in the case.

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