Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blue Sky Woman Leaves Idaho Court Up In the Air

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2012 at 9:10 AM

What's in a name? Plenty; especially during a long, and often-testy pre-trial hearing in Idaho 2nd District Court on Wednesday.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that court records indicated that Christine Williams-Cox was charged with the manufacture of marijuana at her Lewiston home. She was also charged with contempt of court.

But the Tribune reports that a "long, stormy exchange" highlighted Wednesday's court proceedings, surrounding the woman's name and her objection to the state court's jurisdiction.

Williams-Cox told 2nd District Judge Jeff Brudie that she was "a sovereign and common woman of the land," identifying herself only as Blue Sky Woman.

"I am a sovereign common woman," said Williams-Cox. "You are expecting me to defend a corporate, fiction person."

Then, Williams-Cox spent the better part of an hour challenging Idaho's right to charge her with a crime.

"Is it common law criminal or is it admiralty criminal, which nature," Williams-Cox asked Brudie.

The Tribune also reports that Williams-Cox questioned if the Idaho court was "a secret jurisdiction that only attorneys and judges can navigate."

Ultimately, the judge ruled that Williams-Cox could no longer represent herself for the remainder of the proceedings. She'll be back in the courtroom on June 6.

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