Title

When Law Risks Madness

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 1996

ISSN

1535-685X

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

en-US

Abstract

Within the United States in 1996, there is a community scattered among us with its own law, its own courts and its own well-armed militias. While the existence of these militias has prompted some debate in the legal literature, the community's law and its courts have been ignored. That law rejects the power of the courts of the federal government and those of the states over the "Sovereign Citizens" of this separate community. On the other hand, this community claims jurisdiction over us - should we interfere with its citizens in some way proscribed by its law - and over those we recognize as our judges and government officials. They call their law, Common.

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