Competence to stand trial evaluations of sovereign citizens: a case series and primer of odd political and legal beliefs.

  • George F. Parker
  • Published 2014 in
    The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry…


Sovereign citizens hold a variety of beliefs that challenge the legitimacy of the United States government and criminal justice system. In criminal cases, sovereign citizens typically raise a variety of seemingly strange objections to the proceedings that can cause court participants to believe the defendant is not competent to stand trial. The author's… (More)

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