— John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) December 10, 2020
As described in the first paragraph of the Claim:
1. Voluntary expatriation, the ability to renounce one’s nationality, is a fundamental right, upon which, arguably, all other civil rights ultimately depend. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, expatriation is a “natural right which all men have.” A Bill Declaring Who Shall Be Deemed Citizens of This Commonwealth, June 18, 1779.
So begins the claim of the lawsuit launched by the Association of Accidental Americans against the US Department Of State.