In my November 4 2008 blog entitled , “USA v William J. Benson“, I wrote that the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case of USA v William J. Benson (08-1312) at 10:00 a.m. on October 28, 2008, in the Main Courtroom of the United States Courthouse in Chicago, Illinois.

As you may recall, Bill Benson is the author of The Law That Never Was – The Fraud of the 16th Amendment and Personal Income Tax. Issues to be decided included whether the Sixteenth Amendment, which allows for the personal income tax, was actually ratified and whether evidence of such non-ratification is admissible in a court of law.

Mr. Benson was charged with falsely telling the American People the Sixteenth Amendment was not ratified and therefore the income tax is unconstitutional. The evidence of the truth of his statement was struck from the record as “irrelevant and immaterial.”

The appeal before the 7th Circuit raised four fundamental questions of national significance:

  • whether an American, charged with making a false statement, is entitled to present evidence that his statement is true;
  • whether the injunction violates the First Amendment right to freedom of speech;
  • whether Secretary of State Knox committed fraud in proclaiming the Sixteenth Amendment ratified; and
  • whether the federal income tax is unconstitutional.

On April 6, 2009, the 7th Circuit issued its decision, denying Mr. Benson’s appeal.

Jeff Dickstein, Mr. Benson’s attorney, is currently drafting a Petition for Writ of Certiorary to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Click on the following links to read the latest pleadings in the Bill Benson case:

Also, listen to Jeff Dickstein discuss this case on the radio here:


No direct un-apportioned tax confirmed by the US Supreme Court rulings in

CHAS. C. STEWARD MACH. CO. v. DAVIS, 301 U.S. 548, 581-582(1937)

Knowledge is power.  Educate yourselves.

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Tax-payer qualification,determination liability status fed citizen american cit. to file tax chief councle treasury secretary, washington d.c. title 26 us code. please reply,need help. thanks ed.

October 21st, 2009 at 12:49 pm

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