Ted Cruz Illinois court eligibility appeal, Lawrence Joyce plaintiff, Cruz not natural born citizen, Judge Maureen Ward Kirby will hear arguments at Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Cruz born in Canada

Ted Cruz Illinois court eligibility appeal, Lawrence Joyce plaintiff, Cruz not natural born citizen, Judge Maureen Ward Kirby will hear arguments at Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Cruz born in Canada

“To his kind of judge, Cruz ironically wouldn’t be eligible, because the legal principles that prevailed in the 1780s and ’90s required that someone actually be born on US soil to be a “natural born” citizen. Even having two US parents wouldn’t suffice. And having just an American mother, as Cruz did, would have been insufficient at a time that made patrilineal descent decisive.”…Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law Professor

“Ted Cruz wrote the forward for U.S. Constitution for Dummies which clearly reveals that he is not a natural born citizen.”…IL ballot challenger Bill Graham

“Moore said he’s seen no convincing evidence that Obama is a “natural born citizen” and a lot of evidence that suggests he is not.”…Judge Roy Moore interview by WND



From New York Magazine February 18, 2016.

“Lawsuit Over Ted Cruz’s Eligibility to Run for President Heads to Court”

“During Wednesday night’s CNN town hall, Ted Cruz dismissed the latest legal threat from Donald Trump, assuring a voter that he’s definitely eligible to run for president. “Under the law the question is clear,” he said. “There will still be some who try to work political mischief on it, but as a legal matter this is clear and straightforward.” Unlike Cruz’s right to air old footage of Trump on Meet the Press in a campaign ad, the issue raised by Cruz’s birth in Canada to an American mother actually isn’t settled — but now it looks like we may finally get an answer. CNN reports that an Illinois judge has agreed to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Cruz’s eligibility on Friday.

The lawsuit in question actually has nothing to do with Trump (though, it’s unlikely we’d be debating the obscure legal arguments over whether Cruz is a “natural born citizen” if it weren’t for the ex–reality star). Suburban lawyer Lawrence Joyce initially filed an objection to Cruz’s placement on the primary ballot with the Illinois Board of Elections, but it was dismissed earlier this month. Now the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago has agreed to hear the case.

Legal challenges over Cruz’s eligibility have been filed in at least three states. Joyce seems primarily concerned about the political fallout from the questions surrounding Cruz’s candidacy, rather than the possibility of a secret Canadian infiltrating the U.S. government. He told Chicago’s WLS that he’s concerned about what would happen if the challenge came from a Democrat in the fall after Cruz secured the GOP nomination. “At that point, all of his fundraising would dry up. And his support in the polls would drop dramatically. He may be forced at that point to resign the nomination,” he said.”

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2 responses to “Ted Cruz Illinois court eligibility appeal, Lawrence Joyce plaintiff, Cruz not natural born citizen, Judge Maureen Ward Kirby will hear arguments at Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Cruz born in Canada

  1. “Aside from being wrong on the definition of natural born citizen, this article is blatantly inaccurate:

    New Hampshire did not rule that Cruz is a natural born citizen.

    It omitted the opinion of constitutional expert Laurence Tribe of Harvard:

    “Cruz says this is all settled law, but Harvard’s Laurence Tribe disagrees.

    “It clearly is not settled law,” Tribe said in recent an interview.”

    “That’s because Tribe says Cruz is a constitutional “originalist,” who believes the document should be followed to the letter. Tribe says jurists who share such a view might well conclude that Cruz is not eligible to be president — because he was not born in America.

    According to Tribe, this shows that Cruz is trying to have it both ways.”


  2. William Heino Sr.

    If you see something, say something.

    Ted Cruz looking forward to what?

    In the entire history of the United States, as never before, is the meaning of “natural born citizen” more understood now in defining our Constitution, due to changing world events.

    As citizens, “We the people..” in support of our United States Constitution, cannot let well intentioned citizens to support theories unsupported by the Constitution, and the reasoning behind it’s adoption, U.S. law, and the Immigration Act, in order to promote a candidacy for President of the United States.

    The United States Constitution, “No Person except a natural born Citizen of the United States, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office…”

    The qualification being, “No person except a natural born Citizen…” If you are born in the United States you are then, therefore a “natural born citizen” of the United States. Ted Cruz on the other hand, born in Canada in 1970 to a United States citizen is not considered a “ natural born citizen” of the United States, but a “citizen” of the United States.

    Why? The Naturalization Act of 1790 passed three years after the U.S. Constitution was written with the wording, “natural born citizens”. However, the 1790 Naturalization Act was superseded by the Naturalization Act of 1795 which changed the language from “natural born citizens” to just “citizens.” The change meant to clarify the U.S. Constitution, “No person except a natural born Citizen of the United States,….”

    Senator Cruz was born in 1970 to an American citizen while living in Canada. He came to the United States at the age of 4 in 1974.

    Senator Cruz will make it a point to remind listeners, “..Constitutional Rights are under assault everyday,” and the law as it is,… “under the Constitution.” Along with that, his understanding of Immigration and Nationality law. One of the requirements of naturalization is, “… and do you have an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics)?” Do we just stand by and allow one who either misunderstands or disregards the reading of the Constitution, one clearly unqualified, to run for President of the United States? Trashing the Constitution, and 229 years of American law.

    Another of the many law references for Senator Cruz to overcome in his quest to “establish justice” is the 1952 amendment to the 1857 Immigration and Naturalization Act. Which reads in part, “…in all other respects, however, the naturalized citizen stands, ‘under the Constitution’…on a legal footing with the native citizen’ save as regards eligibility to the Presidency.”
    (The Constitution and What it Means Today. Page 89. Edward S, Corwin. 1978 Edition Princeton University Press.)

    On a whim, Senator Cruz is attempting to rewrite United States history, remaking the Supreme law of the land, the U.S. Constitution,. Since 1795, Congress has required that all candidates for naturalization formally renounce allegiance to their native land and all other foreign power. After living in the United States since 1974, 42 years after entering the United States as a “alien” meaning, any person not a citizen, only then in May of 2014 Senator Cruz renounced his Canadian citizenship.

    How else do you differentiate two distinct persons in birth? One being born to a United States citizen living in, say for example, Canada? A Canadian at birth. The other being born in the United States. Are we to call them both “natural born citizens“? But, natural birth happened in two distinct and different sovereigns. Like all law you need to define each birth place with a label allowing for the difference, because the courts will not let you get away with it.

    And further troubling is Senators Cruz’s response to a question of family citizenship, his response, “I’m not going to engage in a legal debate.”

    “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands that have connected them to another, and to resolve…” Declaration of Independence July 4th 1776.

    The Declaration of Independence was signed to separate us from the “reasons dating back to England.” There are those that will desperately cling to “English common law” to explain how a carpetbagger from the North can be President of the United States, because “English law is clear and unambiguous.”

    As never before is, “natural born citizen” understood more than it is now.

    William Heino Sr.

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