Rammell Says He's a 'De Jure' Citizen


Perennial political candidate Rex Rammell said yesterday he is no longer a part of "corporate Idaho."

The Lewiston Tribune reports that Rammell told Magistrate Judge Jeff Payne in a Grangeville courtroom that the judge had no jurisdiction over him. Rammell told Payne that he is a "de jure" citizen, invoking Ninth Amendment constitutional rights that he claimed make him exempt from the laws of "a corporate state."

Rammell is facing a charge of felony battery after law enforcement said he confronted a couple for trespassing.
Rammell was convicted of poaching a cow elk in July. And in August, he pleaded guilty to criminal contempt in a case that started when he was arrested for tampering with jurors in the poaching trial.