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Ultimately, the judge ruled that Williams-Cox could no longer represent herself for the remainder of the proceedings.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.