Here at Gavel Grab we often tell you about attacks on the court, but it’s pretty rare we actually discuss actual harassment of a judge. But that’s what we’ve got for you today. The Wall Street Journal’s legal blog – aptly named Law Blog – reports on the story of a bizarre little group in Minnesota that attempted to intimidate and threaten a U.S. District Court judge, Ann Montgomery.
The group, called (we’re not kidding) “Our one supreme court Common-Law court for the de-jure Ramsey: the county: Minnesota; the land a superior court for the People, original jurisdiction under Almighty Yahweh exclusive jurisdiction in and for confederation-government United States of America,” set out on a campaign of intimidation, convening a “common law court” to issue false leins, arrest warrants and subpoenas against the judge. This was all started when the leader of the group was brought before the court on charges of tax evasion. Here’s the mugshot of their ringleader:
Several group members are now facing serious charges. As silly as these people may seem, direct intimidation of judges and other court officers is unacceptable, and we here at Gavel Grab want to offer our full support for Judge Montgomery.
Read the law blog post here and catch the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s coverage here.