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Epperly v. United States



Court Order




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Court Order
Dismissing Complaint






U.S. Constitution
14th Amendment


The Amendment
That Never Existed


U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

Court Order Dismissing Plaintiff's Complaint



The Court Order of the U.S. District Court addresses several issues raised by the Plaintiffs.  The issue that we are interested in is the "Political Question" doctrine as it applies to the U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment.  The case was dismissed for want of subject matter jurisdiction.

What is interesting about this case, is that while it was pending before the Court, an Attorney from Alabama was challenging the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, 16th Amendment.  Several Federal Courts accepted his cases as being justifiable,  then dismissed his cases based upon the merits of the case.

There appears to be a double standard, one which is applied to Pro Se litigants and another that is applied to Attorneys.