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Book on Nonpayment of Taxes Still Banned
Senior U.S. District Court Judge Lloyd D. George asked attorneys to submit more information before he decides whether to permanently ban Irwin Schiff's "The Federal Mafia: How It Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes."
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada filed a friend-of-the-court brief saying the 75-year-old's opinions should not be suppressed.
"A total ban on a book containing political and autobiographical (elements) is unconstitutional," ACLU lawyer Allen Lichtenstein said outside court.
The federal government argues that the First Amendment does not protect speech advocating illegal conduct. Department of Justice lawyer Evan Davis said Schiff had 3,100 clients attempting to evade $56 million in taxes. He has called Schiff's work one of the largest tax scams in U.S. history. "Criminal prosecutions (of those who follow Schiff's advice) can take months, if not years. The harm is occurring now and it must be stopped now," he said.
Schiff, who was convicted for tax evasion in the 1980s, argued that paying
federal income taxes is voluntary.
The judge interrupted, saying: "That's your opinion."
The crowd had to be quieted after applauding one of Schiff's
more impassioned pleas.
After the government filed a civil complaint against Schiff and two associates, the judge issued a temporary order March 19 requiring Schiff to stop selling his book, lecturing and giving seminars.
Schiff's Web site advertises the book, audio cassettes and other items, but the buttons that one would normally click to buy the products are now marked with the word "banned." The first chapter of "The Federal Mafia," however, could be viewed on the site for free Friday evening.
George set a May 1 deadline for the parties to submit additional briefs. No hearing date was set.
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