About KrisAnne Hall
KrisAnne Hall is an antigovernment lawyer and activist in Florida who describes herself as a “constitutional attorney.” Hall runs a business called Constitutional Education and Consulting and travels the country preaching that U.S. citizens do not need to comply with the government. She also heads a non-profit that assists people who believe the government has transgressed on their rights. Claiming her ideas are embedded in the Constitution, Hall preaches to militias, antigovernment groups, church groups, lawmakers and law enforcement.
In Her Own Words
"Sheriffs, Police Officers, Public Servants UNITE to declare the Federal Government has NO POWER outside the Constitution and no authority outside the PERMISSION of the Sheriff!" – Jan. 29, 2014, Facebook post sharing a Jan. 24, 2014, resolution drafted by the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association
“Then, if Queen Judge #Navarro pulls her little royal judicial tantrums in the face of all the hidden evidence of BLM misconduct, the light of true corruption would expose more than her. The true rotten to the core nature of the DOJ, #Sessions, Congress, the entire Judiciary, and every executive agency would be indisputably exposed.” – Dec. 31, 2017, Facebook post referring to Judge Gloria M. Navarro, the judge who presided over the trial against defendants charged in the Bunkerville standoff at Bundy Ranch in Nevada
“Because this is America, they have to feed you lies to keep you under their Marxist agenda.” – July 20, 2021, Facebook video titled “Episode 1353 Feds Will Fact Check Your Text Messages – Rebroadcast”
“The Federal government is just as much of a foreign power as France or Texas within your state.” – KrisAnne Hall’s movie Noncompliant, 2021
“Your state’s government is supposed to be the greatest opponent to the Federal government, not their best friends, co-workers or on the same payroll.” – Noncompliant, 2021
“Your election to office is not a blind consent for me to be obedient for anything you can think up and pass by a majority of your body.” – Noncompliant, 2021
KrisAnne Hall is a U.S. Army veteran and former biochemist for the agricultural biotech company Monsanto who later became an attorney and worked for the state of Florida as an assistant prosecutor. She remained in that role until 2010, when she became an activist on the political and antigovernment activism circuit. Hall was dismissed from her assistant prosecutor’s job when she refused to end her political activities.
Her rapid ascent into the antigovernment movement began after the Bundy family, along with Oath Keepers and others, stood armed against federal agents at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada in April 2014. Hall was not physically present in Nevada, but her support for the group of armed individuals, whom she described as peaceful protesters, has been unwavering.
Months after the standoff, on Sept. 26-27, 2014, Hall taught a class at the Idaho Liberty Summit, an annual event held in Idaho. The summit brings together antigovernment extremists including the John Birch Society, the Center for Self Governance, and Ammon Bundy. It has also included politicians such as Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin and Idaho District 7A Rep. Priscilla Giddings.
Hall presented at the 2014 summit alongside two extreme figures whose philosophies generally matched her own. The first was Scott Bradley, founder of antigovernment group Freedom’s Rising Sun. Bradley ran for U.S. vice president under the Constitution Party two years later. The other was Matt Shea, a former legislator who was found to have “participated in an act of terrorism against the United States,” according to a 2020 investigative report from the Washington House of Representatives, where he held a seat.
Hall would later partner with Shea when she acted as a legal adviser for the Coalition of Western States (COWS), a group claiming to be “united against lawless and unconstitutional government actions.” COWS members included Constitutional Sheriff and Peace Officers Association leader Richard Mack and Mark Finchem, Arizona state representative and Oath Keeper. Coalition activities included public support for the Bundys after Ammon and Ryan Bundy perpetrated a second, 41-day standoff at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
At the Idaho Liberty Summit, Hall taught a course on the Roots of Liberty, a concept in which she frames the federal government as being tyrannical and overreaching with their authority. She considers herself a constitutional scholar, “an educator by nature” who shares her knowledge with the people. Hall is actually a rabble-rouser while simultaneously being linked to multiple extremist groups, and her stated beliefs often run contrary to the Constitution.
Hall proclaims that citizens do not need to comply with government laws. She spells this out in a self-made movie titled Noncompliant. Ignoring the Supremacy Clause, she teaches that the states have ultimate power over the federal government because they created it and claims states have the right to nullify federal law. She also lectures in support of county supremacy, the belief that counties, especially their sheriffs, have dominion over the federal government. She believes that sheriffs are not obligated to enforce the law.
Over the years, Hall has amassed a following among a movement of antigovernment Americans who are hungry to hear why the government is corrupt and how they can challenge it. She built a nonaccredited, for-profit “university,” initially called Liberty First University, now operating as the Liberty First Society, and spends part of her year on the speaking circuit preaching about the benefits of non-compliance.
Hall’s lectures have wide audiences in both SPLC-designated antigovernment and hate groups, including the Oath Keepers. Some Oath Keepers members were arrested in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and have pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy. She has also spread her influence to Ammon Bundy’s People’s Rights organization and neo-Confederate group League of the South (LOS), who have defended antebellum slavery and decried “the browning of America.”
On Sept. 17, 2014, Hall spent Constitution Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers, who would go on years later to be charged with seditious conspiracy by the U.S. government on Jan. 12, 2022. Hall and Rhodes were part of a press conference, constitutional training and lobby day hosted by CSPOA.
After this event, the Oath Keepers organization and some of the local chapters have invited their members to hear Hall’s message.
Hall spoke in person to the Rowan County, North Carolina, Oath Keepers on March 29, 2015. The New Jersey Oath Keepers have a link to her podcastd the Oath Keepers organization has shared Hall’s lectures with all of their members on the Oath Keepers TV app.
Hall spoke to neo-Confederate group League of the South about “Restoring the Constitution” at its Aug. 10, 2019, annual conference. She spoke alongside LOS president Michael Hill and member Robert Isaacs, who both attended the violent Charlottesville, Virginia, “Unite the Right rally” in 2017. When the Southern Poverty Law Center asked Hall at the time about speaking to the hate group, she answered, “I have no speaking fees and have never turned down an opportunity to teach any of the classes that I teach unless I could not physically do the teaching.”
On Oct. 10, 2020, Hall was the keynote speaker, lecturing on the Constitution, at the “We the People” conference in Nampa, Idaho, hosted by Ammon Bundy’s People’s Rights organization. She also trained People’s Rights members in Washington state.
Hall also hosts and co-hosts training sessions for members of law enforcement with the antigovernment Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, where they indoctrinate law enforcement into believing they do not need to enforce or comply with select laws.
On Oct. 10, 2019, Hall and Sheriff Chris Brown of Cleburne County, Arkansas, spoke at the state Capitol in Little Rock along with the antigovernment group Gun Owners of America. The next day, Hall conducted training for the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office. In 2022, Hall returned to Arkansas, conducting a March 22 training and conference with CSPOA that was hosted by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
Hall has also provided recent training to sheriffs in Texas. Some of them were approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), which allows law enforcement officers to receive official training credit for attending them. One of those events occurred on Feb. 26-27, 2021, in The Woodlands, Texas, hosted by CSPOA and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Forty Texas sheriffs attended, as well as public officials and law enforcement from outside the state, according to CSPOA leader Richard Mack.
The flyer for the training claimed, “This training is absolutely guaranteed to provide irrefutable evidence that sheriffs and local officials of each county or parish, possess the power and duty to protect their constituents from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic.”
A recap of the event in The New American, which is published by antigovernment organization John Birch Society, said Hall told people in attendance that “sheriffs are “the most powerful elected official in the country,” that their “job is not law enforcement, but to protect people and their rights – that can include refusing to enforce the law in order to protect them,” and that ignoring federal gun laws was their duty.
Hall was back in Texas in July 2021, holding a presentation in Granbury. In October, she returned to speak at another CSPOA event in Mesquite, Texas, where she shared a stage with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Hall also made her way to Sioux City, Iowa, in 2022 after Woodbury County Sheriff Chad Sheehan invited her to train Iowan deputies. On March 11, Hall did a one-day law enforcement training followed by a public event hosted by the sheriff along with the group We the People for Constitutional Sheriffs.
During the Iowa event, Hall asked, “Anybody believe that we’ve lost more liberty in our own hands in the last two-and-a-half years than we have in the past 150 to foreign invaders?” This was a time when government regulations that were implemented during the pandemic to stop the spread of COVID-19. Hall has been a strong critic and opted instead to publicly fight against these ordinances. She has called the coronavirus a deception where government is pushing false narratives to keep people subservient.
In 2020, Hall and Anthony Sabatini, a member of the Florida House of Representatives, brought a lawsuit against Hillsborough County after they passed an ordinance obligating businesses to require that face coverings be worn inside their establishments. Hall and Sabatini both represented plaintiff Eric Gonyon, a Plant City, Florida, farmer, in the lawsuit.
The duo filed another lawsuit against the Board of County Commissioners in Pinellas County for mandating face coverings inside public buildings. Hall and Sabatini gave a press conference about the case at the Clearwater, Florida, courthouse on July 17. Sabatini called the ordinance “criminal” and the “stupidest thing I’ve ever heard in my whole life.”
On Nov. 3, 2021, Hall and Sabatini led hundreds of protesters through the Florida state Capitol building to oppose vaccine and mask mandates.
Hall also founded Liberty First Legal (LFL) during the pandemic, a non-profit that says it “provides free legal assistance to Bible-believing churches, Christians and patriots who find the practice of their religious faith or civil liberties being threatened by governmental regulation, intrusion, or prohibition in one form or another,” according to its website.
The intermingling of Christianity and grievance against the U.S. government that LFL purports to assist with is a hallmark of Hall’s own lifestyle and religious beliefs. Hall was not raised as a Christian but took up the religion as an adult. Her writings and presentations on the Constitution are often interlaced with biblical scripture. She has claimed her allegiance to God’s law and argues against a strong separation of church and state, claiming the founders never wanted God removed from government. She is critical of any U.S. government imposition on Christian churches, even for the public good and against churches who do not share her particular views.
On her website, on a page titled “We Are a Witness,” Hall wrote, “We are seeing churches & Christians turning their backs on faith and seeking the delusion of false science and turning their allegiance to the anti-christ system giving loyalty to an unconstitutional government. They are ruled by the spirit of fear and NOT the Holy Spirit.”
Many of Hall’s beliefs are shared by her husband JC Hall, a former Baptist pastor turned evangelist who often works with Hall on her various projects. The couple are registered agents for a church in Lake City, Florida, where Hall’s own business and an evangelistic ministry linked to JC are located. They are also instructors at the River School of Government located inside Revival Ministries in Tampa, Florida. The school’s vision, which is listed on their website, is “to raise up people in government, who are armed with a solid foundation in the Constitution, God's Holy Word, and the power of the Holy Spirit – to take America back!”
Hall’s identification as a patriot and a Christian, along with the legitimacy her veteran status and law license afford her, have opened doors for her among disaffected Americans, politicians and law enforcement.
She has been on C-SPAN and spoke to the Republican National Hispanic Assembly alongside Rep. Matt Gaetz in October 2021. She has presented at more than half a dozen Republican club meetings, mostly in the state of Florida, and has traveled across the country preaching her message of non-compliance.
Not only has Hall captured the imaginations of some mainstream Republicans, she also has been willing to share the stage with other extremists, suggesting to individuals already embedded with antigovernment beliefs that they do not need to adhere to the law.
In the past year, Hall has described anti-LGBTQ group Liberty Counsel as “friends,” presented alongside QAnon promoter Mike Flynn, and interviewed with the conspiratorial John Birch Society, with sovereign citizen-linked “Connecting the Dots,” and with Doug Billings, who claimed in 2021: “Masks are the new swastikas. You wear a mask to signal you’ll give in to fear.”
Hall’s online calendar shows future meetings with a prominent People’s Rights leader, illuminating the fact that she plans to continue her current trajectory, telling extremist elements, the public, churches and law enforcement not to comply with the government.