- Associated Press - Monday, October 2, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on conservative activist Larry Klayman’s efforts to represent state’s rights figure Cliven Bundy during a trial over the 2014 standoff near Bundy’s Nevada ranch.

The court said Monday that it won’t address a dispute in which Klayman claims he was improperly prevented from joining Bundy’s defense team. Bundy, two sons and four other defendants are scheduled to go on trial Oct. 10.

Bundy and his sons were among 19 people arrested in early 2016, nearly two years after the armed standoff with federal authorities near his Nevada ranch. The standoff near Bunkerville happened after federal authorities attempted to roundup roughly 1,000 of Bundy’s cows from public lands following a decades-long dispute over grazing rights.

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