‘Sovereign Citizens’ Sect Seizing Vacant Homes Around Atlanta - News - ABA Journal
More on the Sovereign citizen nutbaggery — also take note that this movement is used as justification from all points of the political spectrum, but most often from the religious right.
A group calling itself Sovereign Citizens believes that banks have no legal authority to own property, the government has no authority to collect taxes, and the courts have no jurisdiction over them.
Group members, though, apparently believe they have a right to live in foreclosed properties, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Sect members have taken over 20 metro Atlanta properties, including a shopping center, and have set up residence in at least two dozen Atlanta-area homes, including one worth $1 million, the story says.