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L’ association Des Americains Accidentels, et al. v. U.S. Dep't of State, 1:20-CV-3573 (D.D.C.)

Kim Jennings

Mar 20, 2023

I represent a Paris-based non-profit organization and a group of "Accidental Americans" who live outside the United States in a constitutional challenge to the so-called "Renunciation Fee" imposed on any American that wishes to renounce his or her U.S. citizenship. We alleged that the fee violates the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the First Amendment guaranteeing freedom of expression, and the Eighth Amendment precluding excessive fines to punish individuals wishing to sever all connection with the U.S. The complaint also alleges violation of the U.S. Administrative Procedure Act, as well as international law.

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