Application of Adrian Ashley of the House of Cooper [2017] NSWSC 533

The applicant was arrested after failing to appear in court. A friend of the applicant sought habeas corpus, claiming the cannabis charge not be valid as its use is guaranteed by the Bible. Another friend filed a statement claiming the detention was unlawful, based on a Strawman argument. In Application of Adrian Ashley of the House of Cooper [2017] NSWSC 533 a statement prepared by the applicant was filed which claimed he “is a national of the Commonwealth of Australia and not an Australian citizen” and a “self-governing man who does not consent to be governed” and is “a loyal subject of The Queen”, and only subject to “the King James Version Bible 1611 as the supreme law”.

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