Judge nixes Oath Keepers leader’s bid to delay Jan. 6 trial

Attorney Ed Tarpley, speaks with reporters as he departs federal court, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, in Washington. Tarpley filled a motion to represent Stewart Rhodes in the high-profile seditious conspiracy trial for the leader of the far-right Oath Keepers extremist group. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta rejected a last-minute bid to replace his attorneys and delay his case. Mehta said Rhodes' suggestion that his lawyers are not providing effective counsel appear to be “complete and utter nonsense” and questioned why concerns about his lawyers are surfacing for the first time just weeks before trial. “The notion that you are going to create the kind of havoc that you will — and havoc is the only appropriate word I can think of — by moving Mr. Rhodes' trial, not going to happen,” Mehta told Tarpley whom Rhodes wanted as his new lawyer. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Judge nixes Oath Keepers leader’s bid to delay Jan. 6 trial