In what is a historic day in federal court in Nevada and Oregon, as Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the case with “prejudice” against Cliven, Ammon, and Ryan Bundy, along with Ryan Payne, Bundy attorney Marcus Mumford said he would never practice law against in Oregon federal court.
Mumford, who was tased and tackled in the courtroom by federal marshalls after his clients were acquitted of all charges in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge protest in 2016, said that he will never practice law in Oregon federal court again.
A federal judge was told by Mumford that he was voluntarily giving up his standing to practice law in federal court in Oregon.
Oregon Live reports:
Mumford effectively put an end to Judge Michael Mosman’s attempt to officially ban him in Oregon’s federal district.
The move also means that federal prosecutors can’t use any negative findings that might have been made in the Oregon case as they try to punish Mumford before the Utah State Bar.
Mumford announced in September that the U.S. Department of Justice had filed a Utah bar complaint against him to limit or stop him from practicing in Utah out of his Salt Lake City office.
Mumford and his attorney, Matthew Umhofer, left Portland’s downtown federal courthouse without making any comments. But Umhofer said he might have something to say later Monday after talking with his client.
A supporter of Mumford’s is Matt Schindler.
Schindler says that Mumford made a smart move that kept anything that occurred in the trial being used against him to disbar him. However, he added that there was a serious need for more attorneys like Marcus Mumford in the system.
“What we need far more of in our legal community are Marcus Mumfords,” Schindler said. “We have plenty of people who are polite.”
“We need people who give everything they have to give,” he added.
Federal Judge John Coughenour was the judge that met with Mumford and several other attorneys. As I pointed out in a report over the weekend, Judge Coughenour was the judge who allowed the criminal charges to be dropped against Mumford after he called out his accusers.
“As far as I’m concerned, that resolves the matter,” said Judge Coughenour.
At least Mr. Mumford will be able to continue to help others fight against the tyranny of an oppressive federal government.
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