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Bundy's Lawyers Fire Back At Clatsop County DA


Ammon Bundy's attorney, Mike Arnold, speaks in Portland. Bundy said, according to his attorney "we have spent endless hours for weeks meeting with residents in Harney County."

Ammon Bundy’s attorney, Mike Arnold, speaks in Portland. Bundy said, according to his attorney “we have spent endless hours for weeks meeting with residents in Harney County.”

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An attorney for the militant who led the occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon called Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis a “narcissist” and a “unique publicity hound” for inserting himself into the legal drama.

Marquis filed an ethics complaint with the Oregon State Bar against Mike Arnold, a Eugene attorney who represents Ammon Bundy, claiming Arnold and attorney Lissa Casey have been trying to influence potential jurors through news conferences and videos.

Attorneys in Oregon are barred from making public statements that threaten the imminent fact-finding process in a legal case, but only if attorneys know their comments will have a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing the process, a high legal threshold.

Arnold and Casey believe they are exercising their free-speech rights under the First Amendment and worry that complaints from Marquis and others will have a chilling effect on attorneys who take on unpopular causes.

To read more, visit the Daily Astorian.

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