Courtesy of KTUU:
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a former Fairbanks militia leader convicted of conspiring to kill federal officials.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Schaeffer Cox’s appeal was among the more than 150 petitions to the court rejected without explanation Monday.
Cox, an advocate for gun rights and the anti-government sovereign citizen ideology, was convicted of nine felonies by an Anchorage jury in 2012.
The charges included conspiracy to murder federal officials, solicitation to murder federal officials and charges of owning and conspiring to own illegal weapons.
You know if your crime is threatening to kill federal judges, you might not want to hang a lot of your hopes on a federal judge being sympathetic to your plight.
However, all may not be lost.
With Donald Trump in office, there is always the chance of a pardon.