The Pensacola News Journal has been following the arrest of Kent Hovind closely. A trial date has been set for September 5th and Hovind has pled innocent to the charges (well, kind of). And I can’t wait to see how the court treats some of the profoundly silly claims of immunity that Hovind is making. And get this: he has a public defender, who must be rolling their eyes at some of the things Hovind wants him to argue:
Hovind’s attorney, Assistant Public Defender Kafahni Nkrumah, told U.S. Magistrate Judge Miles Davis at a hearing Monday that his client did not want to enter a plea because he does not believe the United States, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office “have jurisdiction in this matter.”
When pressed by Davis to enter a plea of either guilty or not guilty, Hovind said he wished to enter a plea of “subornation of false muster.”
“Subornation,” according to Webster’s Dictionary, means instigating another to do something illegal. “Muster” is an assembly, often for inspection or roll call.
When pressed by Davis, Hovind said he was entering a not guilty plea “under duress.”
Why does he think the government has no jurisdiction has no jurisdiction in this matter? You’re gonna love this:
When asked where he lived, Kent Hovind replied, “I live in the church of Jesus Christ, which is located all over the world. I have no residence.”
This guy and his looney legal theories are going to go down in flames inside a court of law. This is going to be fun to watch.