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‘Battle of Bell Road’ Draws United For A Sovereign America Members
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2008/04/01/battle-of-bell-road-draws-united-for-a-sovereign-america-members/

Events have been moving so rapidly since last night that I haven't had time to report on the eruption of Latino/Hispanic outrage at Bell and Cave Creek Roads where Sheriff ...

Two ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Face Federal Charges Related to Tax-Avoidance Scheme
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2014/10/01/two-sovereign-citizens-face-federal-charges-related-to-tax-avoidance-scheme/

Two sovereign citizens—a Pennsylvania osteopath who did government contract work and a 75-year-old Utah man who calls himself an “attorney at lawe”—are facing federal ...

Washington State ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Plans Showdown Over His Property – But Only in Court, He Says
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2014/09/09/washington-state-sovereign-citizen-plans-showdown-over-his-property-but-only-in-court-he-says/

Self-described “sovereign citizen” David Darby wants everyone to know that he has no intention of getting involved in any armed standoffs with any law enforcement officers ...

Maine’s Gov. LePage Offers Feeble Excuse for Meetings with Extremist Sovereign Citizens Group
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2014/07/04/maines-gov-lepage-offers-feeble-excuse-for-meetings-with-extremist-sovereign-citizens-group/

[caption id="attachment_15449" align="alignright" width="250"] Governor LePage[/caption]Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican elected in 2010 as a “Tea Party” candidate, ...

Brother of ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Who Reportedly Shot BLM Ranger Traces a Loved One’s Transformation
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2014/06/19/brother-of-sovereign-citizen-who-reportedly-shot-blm-ranger-traces-a-loved-ones-transformation/

The younger brother of Brent Douglas Cole, the far-right extremist who now faces federal assault charges after his shootout with law enforcement officers in the northern California ...

‘Sovereign Citizen’ Wounded in California Campground Shootout with BLM Ranger, Highway Patrol Officer
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2014/06/17/sovereign-citizen-wounded-in-california-campground-shootout-with-blm-ranger-highway-patrol-officer/

A self-described “sovereign citizen” camping out in the woods of northern California was arrested following an armed confrontation with two law enforcement officers this ...

Manhunt Continues for Drug Kingpins Claiming to be Moorish Sovereigns
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2014/05/14/manhunt-continues-for-drug-kingpins-claiming-to-be-moorish-sovereigns/

The manhunt for three fez-wearing drug dealers, claiming to be “Moorish nationals” – the kissing cousins of the antigovernment “sovereign citizens” movement – ...

Cross-Country ‘Cannonball Run’ Race Promoted By Sovereign Citizen Runs Out of Gas
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2014/03/12/cross-country-cannonball-run-race-promoted-by-sovereign-citizen-runs-out-of-gas/

It sounded too good to be true, like something from a Burt-Reynolds-meets-Duke-of-Hazzard movie: A cross-country “Cannonball Run”-style road race, sponsored by a Southern ...

Trial Set for Sovereign ‘Elder’ in New York Accused of Tax Fraud
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/10/14/trial-set-for-sovereign-elder-in-new-york-accused-of-tax-fraud/

A federal trial is slated to begin this week in Albany, N.Y., for an orthodontist long considered an “elder” in the antigovernment “sovereign citizens” movement and ...

Sovereign ‘President’ Sentenced to 18 Years in Federal Prison for Tax Crimes
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/07/31/sovereign-president-sentenced-to-18-years-in-federal-prison-for-tax-crimes/

James Timothy Turner, the president of the largest antigovernment “sovereign citizen” group in the country, was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison on Wednesday for ...