Whatever you think of the man's politics, he should get some style points when it comes to his preference for legal representation.
GAINESVILLE, Mo. - A southwest Missouri man can have Jesus Christ as his attorney, but only one licensed to practice Missouri law will be allowed to speak for him during trial on charges he tampered with a judge.
Defendant Richard John Adams, who described himself as a patriot and a Christian, told the Ozark County judge presiding over his case that under that ruling, he was "being restricted to the devil."
Adams, of Branson, said he refers to lawyers as "devils" because he believes the Missouri Bar Association "created the Federal Reserve through their unconstitutional statutes and case laws."
Adams formerly associated himself with a militia and Christian Identity movement but has since said he's not a member of any group.
Adams is scheduled to stand trial March 19-20 on two counts of tampering involving Ozark County Associate Circuit Judge John Jacobs of Gainesville.
Mr. Adams does have a couple of hurdles to overcome here. First, Jesus Christ does not have a license to practice law in Missouri. Second, he's been dead for 2003 years. Outside of those salient facts, you almost have to like his chances- to be convicted.