Judge Bans a 'Nonsense' Anti-Tax Book

"A Las Vegas federal judge has called the anti-tax writings of a civil defendant 'nonsense' and enjoined him from distributing a book that's based on them. The case has sparked a legal battle that pits federal tax law against First Amendment rights. A suit brought by the Tax Division of the Justice Department has won a temporary restraining order that enjoins Irwin Schiff and two co-workers from 13 specific activities, such as holding seminars that promote any false or fictitious tax schemes. U.S. v. Schiff, No. CV-S-03-0281-LDG-RJJ (D. Nev.)." The ACLU has stepped in, arguing that the injunction is an unconstitutional prior restraint, The National Law Journal reports here.