LAS VEGAS (WR) — A U.S. appeals court docket has refused to resurrect the prison case in opposition to states’ rights determine Cliven Bundy and relations stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal brokers attempting to spherical up Bundy cattle across the household ranch in Nevada.

The ninth U.S. Circuit Court docket of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday denied prosecutors’ efforts to overturn U.S. District Decide Gloria Navarro’s determination to cease a months-long trial in January 2018, declare prosecutorial misconduct and dismiss the prison indictment so it couldn’t be re-filed.

Bundy, sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy and Montana militia chief Ryan Payne had confronted life in jail however had been let out after almost two years of detention forward of trial.

Bundy, 74, maintains the federal authorities has no authority over state lands. He continues to refuse to pay a long time’ value of presidency grazing charges for his cows in what’s now Gold Butte Nationwide Monument, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northeast of Las Vegas.

“They nonetheless say I’m trespassing,” Bundy informed The Related Press on Thursday. “These feds got here in right here and overreached on my land and my ranch. We’re prepared to undergo what we’ve needed to to defend our rights and the structure and freedom.”