Steve Stockman Points to Law in Bundy Case: Law May Not Be Helpful

Steve Stockman Points to Law in Bundy Case: Law May Not Be Helpful

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Steve Stockman Points to Law in Bundy Case: Law May Not Be Helpful

Maggie’s Notebook

After Harry Reid issued a public threat to the Cliven Bundy family: “It’s not over,” “Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) went to public law to determine what authority the BLM has, to do what they did to Bundy, and sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior, the BLM and Barack Obama.

“Because of this standoff,” he wrote, “I have looked into BLM’s authority to conduct such paramilitary raids against American citizens, and it appears that BLM is acting in a lawless manner in Nevada.”

He cited the limited powers granted to the federal government, noting the bureau has no “right to assume preemptory police powers, that role being reserved to the States,” and explained “many federal laws require the federal government to seek assistance from local law enforcement whenever the use of force may become necessary.” Source: Western Journalism

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