The IDAHO PRESS has revealed a blockbuster story detailing an attempt by Ada Commish Ryan Davidson to influence Judge David Manweiler to “accommodate” political activist Ammond Bundy’s refusal to wear a COVID mask inside the courthouse.
Davidson denied any attempt to influence the judge, but said the mask issue was his own personal belief.
While Davidson claims to have been attempting to resolve a tense issue on the steps of the court house, he was treading on thin legal ice when he talked to a judge about a pending case in which he (Davidson) was not a party.
Idaho Code 18-1353 was sent to the GUARDIAN by a reader. It says in part: “Threats and other improper influence in official and political matters. (1) Offenses defined. A person commits an offense if he:
(d) privately addresses to any public servant who has or will have an official discretion in a judicial or administrative proceeding any representation, entreaty, argument or other communication with purpose to influence the outcome on the basis of considerations other than those authorized by law.
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