Sovereign citizen case spotlights growing anti-gov movement

Written By Mark Brown Posted: 06/18/2014, 12:19am

It would be easy to dismiss Cherron Phillips, the “sovereign citizen” on trial for harassing federal judges and prosecutors with $100 billion liens, as just another kook.

Indeed, I have little doubt she has issues.

But what may surprise you is that the sovereign citizen movement that spawned her alleged tactics is believed to have attracted tens of thousands of adherents in the U.S. in recent years — all of them sharing a common belief that the government has no authority over them.

And the movement, regarded by the FBI as a top domestic terrorism threat, is believed to still be gaining steam.


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