Magistrate Mark Douglass on Pseudolaw

News: “Judge says sovereign citizens are congesting Aussie courts“:

The Sovereign Citizen Movement is becoming a growing challenge to the rule of law in many countries, including Australia, according to a recent report by ABC Radio National’s Law Report. Sovereign citizens reject government authority and use pseudo-legal arguments to contest legal matters, causing cases to take much longer to resolve. Magistrate Mark Douglass of the New South Wales Local Court explains that these arguments are “blowing out” their lists, taking three or four times longer to complete than normal matters.”

‘Sovereign citizens’ in the courts: “We’ve all heard of ‘sovereign citizens’, a term referring to people who don’t believe the law applies to them. But how much do we know about this group and its impact on the courts?”

Wayne Glew responds: