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American Agenda (Law: Citizens Tribunals) #157657

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 30, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jefferson Country, Colorado: Barry Serafin) The anti-government campaign in which common law courts, so-called citizens tribunals, are being set up as a self-declared parallel court system examined. [Two JUDGES, County CLERK - express concerns.] [Common law court "clerk" Janet MEISINGER - calls for people's justice.] [Jefferson Country, Colorado, district attorney David THOMAS - outlines the views of the tribunals.] The blizzard of paperwork coming out of these phony courts that has threatened to ruin the lives of legal officials described. [Larimer County, Colorado, Judge William DRESSEL - details being hassled by liens and bankruptcy documents.] [Common law court advocate Linda SANDERS - defends the paper battle.] [Stanislau County, California, clerk recorder Karen MATTHEWS - describes being beaten.] The threat that this shadow court system could one day turn violent noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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