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LEGAL REALITY CHECK – It’s High Time the Court System Takes a Serious Look at Transparency — by Todd Macfarlane

This is one of those issues that should quickly become self-evident. Our legal system goes by a number of different names.  Some call it the “Justice System.”  Others call it the “Court System” or the “Judicial System.”  Still others refer to it as the “Legal System.” Based on my experience and observations, I often refer […]

View from the Trenches – from My Perspective — by Todd Macfarlane

First Question: What is the Difference Between Occupy Malheur and a Rainbow Family Gathering? Before turning to my piece about why it will be such a challenge for anyone involved in the Malheur Occupation to get a fair hearing in what I often refer to as the so-called justice system, there’s something else I’ve got […]

A View from the Trenches – from my Perspective by Todd Macfarlane

This past week has been one of the hardest, saddest weeks of my life. As many know, I am an attorney, and I represent the family of LaVoy Finicum. On Tuesday, LaVoy was ambushed and killed by the FBI and Oregon State Police in a roadblock as he was attempting to travel to an adjoining […]

The War: Mega Corporations-Federal Government vs. Independent Ranchers-Farmers

In this episode of Probable Cause Newsbud’s founder and editor Sibel Edmonds is joined by attorney and rancher Todd Macfarlane. Edmonds and Macfarlane discuss the current war that is being waged against small, independent ranchers and farmers by the U.S. government and the mega corporations, with specific focus on the case of Dwight and Steven […]

Government- The Only Viable Threat to the US Constitution

In this episode of Newsbud Roundtable Sibel Edmonds and Spiro are joined by Newsbud legal analyst Todd Macfarlane and attorney Roger Roots, who served as a paralegal to defendant Ryan Bundy during the Oregon Standoff Trial. The discussion includes the subversion of rights guaranteed by the US Constitution, the escalation of police state practices and […]

Oregon Standoff: Could This Not Guilty Verdict Restore Faith in the Judicial System?

In this week’s episode of Newsbud’s Roundtable Sibel and Spiro are joined by Newsbud Legal Analyst and attorney Todd Macfarlane to discuss the recent not guilty verdict in the Oregon Standoff Trial. How was this verdict reached? What effect will this have on the upcoming Nevada case? And what was the role of the government […]

Jurisdiction, Discovery, Labels, Discrimination & Choosing a Jury – Welcome to Federal Court

Oregon Standoff “Discovery” Full of Interesting Revelations The time of surprises in criminal trials is now supposed to be a thing of the past.  Unlike legal drama movies and TV series from Matlock and Perry Mason to Drop Dead Diva, in modern criminal cases, based on applicable rules of criminal procedure, there aren’t supposed to […]

LEGAL REALITY CHECK- Anatomy of a Conspiracy

The only thing that makes conspiracy illegal is an unlawful purpose or objective Bearing the whole judicial transparency issue in mind, in this piece I’m going to follow-up on some previous thoughts.  It had not been my intention, originally, to make the Oregon Standoff cases the sole focus of this column, but as things are […]

Assault on Judicial Transparency: From 4th Amendment to Lengthy Pre-Trial Detention & One-Sided Plea Deals

Continuing Case(s) in Point about Judicial Transparency & Other Things This is another follow-up to my previous BFP pieces about the lack of transparency in the so-called justice system. When I started on this subject I had not planned on focusing so much on the Bundy case(s), but, at least for the time being, they […]

LEGAL REALITY CHECK – A Case in Point Regarding Judicial Transparency (among other things)

This is a follow-up to my previous BFP piece about the lack of transparency in the so-called justice system. OPB recently broke a story about unique developments in the Bundy/Malheur Refuge case that provide several perfect examples of the kind of lack of transparency that I’ve been talking about, not to mention common distortions by […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Multi-Layered Cover-Up in “Finicum Shooting” & Subsequent Investigation

Peter B. Collins presents: Todd Macfarlane & Sibel Edmonds Hours after the news conference where Oregon investigators declared the January 26 roadblock killing of LaVoy Finicum “justified”, Sibel Edmonds joined Peter B. Collins in a conversation with Todd Macfarlane, who had been representing the Finicum family. Unlike the hand-picked reporters at the briefing, we raise […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Final Days of Oregon Standoff

Peter B. Collins Presents Attorney/Rancher Todd Macfarlane In this follow-up to our recent interview, attorney, rancher and activist Todd Macfarlane provides details of the final days of the standoff in Oregon, and explains some of the history of western ranchers vs. government disputes over grazing rights on public lands. He shares eyewitness accounts of the […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: The Real Story of Oregon Standoff

Peter B. Collins Presents Attorney Todd Macfarlane Following his written commentary on the month-long occupation of a remote wildlife refuge near Burns, Oregon, Todd Macfarlane gives a detailed account of the history of rancher-government disputes, the Cliven Bundy confrontation in Nevada in 2014, and the occupation of Malheur by Bundy’s sons and others. Macfarlane spent […]

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