Adams v. Clinton Documents, 1998-1999

Adams v. Clinton Documents, 1998-1999

Finding Aid

Collection No. 44 (.5 Linear feet)
D.C. Community Archives


George LaRouche, lead attorney for the plaintiffs in Lois Adams, et al. [aka Twenty Citizens] v. William Jefferson Clinton donated selected pleadings from the case in April 1999.


The Adams v. Clinton case was brought in the U.S. District Court for D.C. seeking full voter representation in Congress, equal treatment and protection from Congress, and autonomous local self-government under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The three judges of the D.C. District Court dismissed the case and in 2000 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the case, affirming the lower court’s ruling that denied the Citizens of the District of Columbia congressional representation.  

Scope and Content Note

The documents include approximately one-third of the materials at the time of the donation, which are before the U.S. District Court for D.C. The collection does not contain procedural documents and related documents such as “Friends of the Court” filings nor rebuttal arguments concerning the plaintiffs’ application for a three-judge court, since the application was granted by the Court.

Also included are the original complaint, motions by various defendants to dismiss, oppositions to those motions, motions for summary judgment, and affidavits by historians Kenneth R. Bowling and Howard Gillette. An annotated index to the complete set of documents prepared by Mr. LaRouche is contained in the collection. The documents are arranged chronologically with the index appearing first.     

Box Inventory

Box 1

  • Index
  • Complaint
  • Plaintiff’s Application for a Three-judge District Court
  • Motion to Dismiss
  • Plaintiffs’ Opposition to the Motion to Dismiss
  • Motion to Dismiss of Defendants Carle and Livingood
  • President’s Motion to Dismiss
  • Order to Show Cause
  • Memorandum of Plaintiffs Showing Cause
  • Plaintiffs’ Opposition to the Federal Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss
  • Memorandum and Order
  • Request for designation of a Three-judge Court
  • Designation of Judges to Serve on Three-judge District Court
  • Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment
  • Statement in Support, Amended
  • Documents in Support of Summary Judgment
  • Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment
  • Control Board’s Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment
  • Defendants’ Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment
  • Clinton’s Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment
  • Plaintiffs’ Reply to Control Board’s Opposition
  • Plaintiffs’ Reply to Clinton’s Opposition
  • Plaintiffs’ Reply to Defendants House Officers’ Opposition

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