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Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox questions Alaska courts' authority Read more: Fairba

FAIRBANKS — A defiant Schaeffer Cox, facing a misdemeanor weapons charge, told a judge Friday he will not attend another court hearing until the court system explains its authority over him. Cox, the 26-year-old head of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia, spoke from the gallery surrounded by about 30 supporters as he invoked the controversial concept of sovereign citizenship. “Based on the evidence, I deny the Alaska Court System is the real judiciary,” said Cox, who is representing himself in the case. “It’s a business.” Cox cited an Alaska business license for the court system, an income tax number and a listing for the court system on the Dun & Bradstreet business report website as just a few pieces of evidence for his claims that the court system is a corporation. Following the hearing, Deputy Assistant District Attorney Scott Mattern told Cox the court system may engage in some business dealings, but that does not take away from the state’s sovereign immunity. After Cox

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Comment by Ned The Head
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The more I listen to Sovereigns and Juries De Jure the more confused I get. The strawman argument hasn't won anyplace I'm aware of (but the dingy dark corners we hang out in). I'd rather stick to a "moral" argument than a legal one. There's Black's law and there's black eyes.

Comment by Anonymous
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Afraid that boy has at least one good point:  IF the court does indeed have a business license and an income tax number, then it IS  a business.   I wouldn't submit to a trial, and possible punishment, by a business either.

That was not foundation intent. 

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