As the rolls of so-called sovereign citizen movement expand nationwide, in many states, followers have resorted to filing retaliatory liens against public officials, judges, police officers and businessmen. Sometimes, the targets have no idea that liens have been filed against them until they attempt to sell or refinance the property. Even if a lien is bogus, it can still be costly and cumbersome to remove. Many states have taken notice and are considering laws to restrict the practice.

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and how states are trying to limit frivolous and punitive liens