After a judge dismissed charges against the Nevada rancher related to an armed standoff with federal agents, he drove 15 hours to speak to an adoring crowd in Montana.
A federal judge said that the government’s missteps in withholding evidence against the three Bundy family members were so grave that the indictment against them would be dismissed.
A guilty verdict for Mr. Bundy could reinforce Washington’s control of 640 million acres of public land, while an acquittal could embolden those who ignore federal rules.
On a ranch in the high desert of Nevada, the men and the mustangs help one another.
Mr. Simpson, 70, was released at 12:08 a.m. local time after being imprisoned for an armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007.
By ALEXANDER BURNS August 17, 2017 PHOENIX — Even before President Trump’s rise, a pair of Western states foreshadowed some of the consuming clashes of his presidency: the tug of war between traditional conservatives and border-hawk nationalists,...