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Draft Declarations - 28 U.S.C. § 1746

Note that when filing a declaration in federal court, it's common to begin the declaration by making a reference to 28 U.S.C. § 1746. For example:

"Pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§ 1746, I hereby declare as follows:"


"I, Clarence Darrow, hereby declare under penalty of perjury pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746 that . . . "

28 U.S.C. § 1746 provides that a matter may be supported by an unsworn declaration as being true under the penalty of perjury. The stature specifies that this language should be used:

“I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)”.

So one might begin a declaration like this:

. . . and conclude it his way:

In any event, be sure to include a reference to 28 U.S.C. § 1746.

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