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"Sovereign citizen" is a general term that describes various groups that do not recognize the authority of the government. These groups abuse the legal system in order to intimidate and harass anybody who challenges their actions. They will often use common-law liens in order to harass government employees or to retaliate against government employees. Many states have enacted legislation that deters individuals from doing it and makes it easier for victims to remove the liens. Connecticut has not enacted such legislation, although the legislature attempted to pass such a bill over a decade ago. It is time for Connecticut to pass legislation in order to address this practice.