CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Newsweek reports:

A 45-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison for mailing various court officials fraudulent legal documents over several years, claiming they owed him tens of millions of dollars. Randal Rosado, whose most recent address was listed in Goshen, New York, was convicted in July in the Circuit Court of Lee County, Florida, on six counts of retaliating against a public official and 13 counts of fabricating a legal proceeding, a third degree felony.

Nichols explained that under this anti-government movement, Sovereign Citizens “convene their own special courts,” such as the one referenced in the deliveries to court officials ostensibly sent from the “International Court of Commerce.” In one court filing, Rosado wrote: “I am a PRIVATE Citizen of the Florida Republic Union state and have not waived any of my constitutionally protected YAHWEH (G-D) GIVEN rights secured under the national and state constitutions of this country.”

40 years seems excessive for a lot of legal nincompoopery. But he’s also been plaguing the courts for many years and maybe they’ve just had enough.