Steve and Dwight Hammond became a cause célèbre for angry ranchers and another example of inflexible mandatory minimum sentences.
Judge cites "flagrant prosecutorial misconduct" on the government's part.
FBI Agent Indicted For Lying to Investigators About Shooting at Oregon Occupation Protester LaVoy Finicum
The law still considers the killing of Finicum justified.
New Video Shows Agents Began Shooting at LaVoy Finicum Before Alleged Reach for a Gun Said to Justify the Kill
FBI agents now under criminal investigation for possible misconduct regarding killing Finicum after the Oregon wildlife standoff.
Fusion Center Issues New Statement on Its Warning That Police Should Watch Out for Don't-Tread-on-Me Flags
Many unanswered questions remain about both the bulletin and the DHS-funded intelligence-sharing operation that produced it.
With LaVoy Finicum's funeral being held today, Utah police are on the lookout for "armed extremists." What sort of advice are they getting?
A little empathy could go a long way
Details vague; passive voice deployed.
Federal dominance of western lands sets Americans against each other and fuels anger at Washington, D.C.
A TV film that was so misleading, the screenwriter asked the surviving Davidians for forgiveness
The Hammond case illustrates how federal law forces judges to impose sentences they consider grossly disproportionate.
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We all deserve fair treatment under the law, and we all lose when people let aesthetic and ideological differences obscure that basic truth.
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Relentlessly demonizing misunderstood opponents is a bad idea.
A federal judge rejected mandatory minimums for Dwight and Steven Hammond as unconstitutional; an appeals court disagreed.
Unfounded terrorism allegations are the health of the state.
Armed Protesters in Oregon Occupy Remote Federal Outpost at Wildlife Refuge After Marching Against Sentence of Father and Son Ranchers
Justice Department appealed the sentence to get it extended to the mandatory minimum, which the district chief judge thought was "grossly disproportionate."