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Judges overseeing cases involving so-called “sovereign citizens” put up with a lot of guff.
A judge in Alabama—tired of the blather and repeated interruptions from a man police say is an antigovernment “sovereign citizen”—found an answer to silence courtroom outbursts from the antigovernment activist: threatening to tape the man's mouth closed.
A sovereign citizen who engaged in “paper terrorism” by filing bogus commercial liens and attempting to extort millions from his former employers and government officials has been found guilty in New Orleans of 30 counts of mail fraud.
What a busy sovereign season it has been.
Of all the sovereign citizens in all the towns in all the world, Joseph Banks is the most likely to have a movie made about him.
A retired carpenter from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., by way of the Bronx, longs to be the Johnny Appleseed of the so-called “common-law grand juries” movement — a crusade by extreme-right “sovereign citizens” to create a judicial alternate universe.
Russell Walker, who is running for the state legislature in North Carolina, believes in advocating term limits, supporting the Second Amendment right to bear arms, ending the war on drugs – and that God is a racist and a white supremacist.
The Justice Department’s Tax Division has obtained a multiple count tax-fraud indictment against an Oregon antigovernment “sovereign citizen” considered a national ringleader possibly responsible for $100 trillion in fraudulent financial instruments.
On a decaying former Air Force base, antigovernment ‘sovereign citizens’ are battling the few remaining locals for control