James Kaufman, a registered sex offender who is locked up in state prison in Wisconsin, has been trying for six years to renounce his citizenship, arguing that he is entitled to do so inside the United States during a state of war. But the Justice Department has fought Kaufman's effort to shed his citizenship while still in the country. And now that fight has gone to the D.C. Circuit, where the DOJ is challenging a ruling that favored Kaufman.
DOJ Challenges Sex Offender's Effort to Renounce Citizenship
The National Law Journal
April 30, 2010