Prosecutors green-lighted to appeal dismissal of Bundy case

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(Oregonian) Federal prosecutors said they plan to appeal the dismissal of charges in the standoff case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a fourth man but have asked for another delay to file their opening brief with the appellate court.

“Undersigned counsel advises the court and the defendants that the review process is complete and the solicitor general has authorized the government’s appeal,’’ Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth O. White wrote to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing Wednesday, about a year after the case was thrown out.

White was granted two earlier extensions to file the government’s brief. She now has requested a third, asking for 14 more days. She wrote that the government had a draft of a brief that was “nearly complete’’ and could be filed by Feb. 6.

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