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State of Idaho v. Freeman




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Idaho v. Freeman

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U.S. Constitution
14th Amendment


The Amendment
That Never Existed

State of Idaho v. Freeman
529 F. Supp. 1107


This case of Idaho v. Freeman involved the rights
of the States to rescind their ratification votes that were
cast on the Equal Rights Amendment.  Although this case was ruled "moot" by the U.S. Supreme Court for
the Equal Rights Amendment failed to acquire the
requisite three-fourths ratification vote in the time limit
set by the Congress of the United States, it is an
important case for this web site as it applies to
the purported ratification of the U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment.

This case of Idaho v. Freeman ruled that it is a right
of a State to rescind its ratification vote on proposed
Amendments as long as those Amendments haven't
acquired the required three-fourths ratification vote.  This case applies to the U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment as two States (Ohio and New Jersey) rescinded their ratification votes before the Amendment was proclaimed to have been ratified and with those States rescinding their votes of ratification, the Amendment fails ratification even with the votes that were cast under duress of the Reconstruction Acts of 1867.


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