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Colorado Man Shot Dead by Police May Have Been ‘Sovereign’
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/06/20/colorado-man-shot-dead-by-police-may-have-been-%e2%80%98sovereign%e2%80%99/

Lewis PollardThe investigation continued Thursday into another violent confrontation between authorities and a suspected antigovernment  “sovereign citizen,” a 61-year-old ...

President of ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Group Convicted of Tax Crimes
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/03/22/10492/

A federal jury on Friday convicted James Timothy Turner, one of the nation’s most prominent antigovernment “sovereign citizens,” on 10 tax fraud charges stemming from ...

‘Sovereign Citizen’ Leader Goes on Trial for Tax Fraud
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/03/20/sovereign-citizen-leader-goes-on-trial-for-tax-fraud/

Federal prosecutors opened the trial of one the nation’s most prominent “sovereign citizens” leaders by portraying him as nothing more than a con man who used antigovernment ...

Another ‘Sovereign’ Leader Indicted on Tax Crimes in Major Crackdown
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/01/08/another-sovereign-leader-indicted-on-tax-crimes-in-major-crackdown/

In what appears to be yet another sign that the federal government is cracking down hard on key figures in the antigovernment “sovereign citizens” movement, officials ...

‘Sovereign’ President: ‘I Am in Jail Because I Stood for Righteousness’
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/10/24/sovereign-president-i-am-in-jail-because-i-stood-for-righteousness-and-truth/

James Timothy Turner, the enigmatic president of the antigovernment “sovereign citizens” group Republic for the united States of America (RUSA), has told his followers ...

Sovereign Citizen ‘President’ Indicted for Tax Crimes
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/09/18/sovereign-citizen-%e2%80%98president%e2%80%99-indicted-for-tax-crimes/

James Timothy Turner, the self-styled “president” of the Republic for the united States of America (RuSA), was indicted today on charges of conspiracy to defraud the federal ...

Iowa Senate Candidate Drops Out, Becomes ‘Senator’ in Sovereign Group
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/07/17/iowa-senate-candidate-drops-out-becomes-senator-in-sovereign-group/

A state Senate candidate in eastern Iowa has abandoned her campaign and released an astounding statement that she has become a “U.S. Senator” in the Republic for the united ...

Dawn of ‘Red America’: Extremists React to SCOTUS Ruling
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/06/29/dawn-of-red-america-extremists-react-to-scotus-ruling/

Antigovernment activists and far-right extremists are waxing hysterical over yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s signature achievement, ...

Alabama ‘Sovereign’ Kingpin Loses Land, Prompting Worries
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/03/01/alabama-sovereign-kingpin-loses-land-prompting-worries/

Not even antigovernment “sovereign citizen” James Timothy Turner, who has made a living teaching people sovereign tactics he claims will allow them to beat the banks, ...

Alaska Birther Launches ‘Sovereign’ Attack on ‘Mulatto’ Obama
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/02/24/alaska-birther-launches-sovereign-attack-on-mulatto-obama/

An Alaska man who is challenging President Barack Obama’s eligibility for office on the grounds that the president is a “mulatto” based his complaint on an argument ...