I’ve recently been seeing some weird court documents filed in response to some minor criminal charges in my province - the accused essentially are trying to deny that the court has any jurisdiction. By what I’ve heard, they sound similar to the Freemen of Montana, and the Posse Comitatus - they try to argue that the court is a foreign court, not known to the common law, contrary to Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, 1689, etc.
They do some weird things with their signatures too - put a thumbprint on it as their seal, have it witnessed by a couple of “Good, Trusty and True Christian Men” (who also put their thumbprints on), and insist on spelling their names “Cecil, Adams” or “Ed, Zotti.” (The comma seems to have some sort of mystical significance that escapes me.)
I’ve tried to search the web for info about them, but the closest I’ve got are the web sites for the “free militia” groups. These guys don’t seem to be into that, as far as I can tell.
Has anyone else out there run into these kind of guys? any suggestions for web sites?