I noticed that the link below goes to a more general website than I had thought. The part of interest is "The Real Titles of Nobility Amendment FAQ (September 1996)"
In a message dated 10/8/2003 11:28:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
>You've raised a fascinating subject. I believe there is no such constitutional bar recognized presently, though many people believe there is and a vigorous minority claims that the constitutional bar has been abrogated by a conspiracy of lawyers.
>When I was admitted to the bar, I was of course let in on the conspiracy. I therefore can refer you to a website that is rather enlightening on the general subject (though I am by secret oath required to reference only souces that are hostile to the lawyers-as-conspirators theory). See <<http://www.thirdamendment.com/nobility.html>>.
>In a message dated 10/7/2003 8:38:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "Nancy Gish - Women's Studies" <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>>The Supreme Court does not define authority; it interprets the
>>Constitution. Like the president and the congress, the Supreme
>>Court can do only what the Constitution says it can. . . . They could not, >for example, rule that an American could become a duke since that
>>is forbidden in the Constitution.>>