Idaho Dispatch has been denied access to inspect and publish the arrest warrant recently issued by Judge Nancy Baskin in the latest chapter of the case in which St. Luke’s Hospital sued Ammon Bundy.
See our most recent coverage of the case here: Arrest Warrant Issued for Ammon Bundy Following His Absence on First Day of New Trial in Ada County – Idaho Dispatch
Although the statements made and the orders issued by Judge Baskin in court on Monday have been widely reported, Idaho Dispatch includes original source documentation wherever possible. David Pettinger of the Idaho Dispatch used the standard request form in Ada County for requesting to inspect sealed documents.
The completed request is shown here, received by the Court on November 14.Completed Request for Inspection Redacted
Judge Baskin denied the request for the Idaho Dispatch, and the public at large, to inspect the contents of the warrant. In addition, she erred in the original denial by saying,
“Defendant’s request for copy of the warrant of attachment and the failure to appear warrant are denied pursuant to Idaho Court Administrative Rule 32(g).”Advertisement
Neither David Pettinger, nor the Idaho Dispatch, are defendants in the case.
Also, oddly, the order denying the request was then sent to Diego Rodriguez (who is not the subject of the warrant), Erik Stidham (counsel for St. Luke’s), and a person at the Idaho Capital Sun. You can see this on page three of the document below. No response was sent to the Idaho Dispatch.Order_Denying_Request_to_Inspect_Duplicate_or_Transcribe_Exempt 1
When the Idaho Dispatch today inquired about the request, an amended order denying the request was issued, correcting the misuse of the title “Defendant,” adding Ammon Bundy as a recipient of the document, removing the Idaho Capital Sun as a recipient of the information, and now correcting the previous omission of the response to the Idaho Dispatch.Amended_Order_Denying_Request_to_Inspect_Duplicate_or_Transcribe 2Advertisement
It appears the public will not be able to examine the contents of the warrant at this time.
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