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01/18/2016

Bryan Garner on Natural Born Citizens
Michael Ramsey

At The Atlantic, Bryan Garner: Legal Memorandum: Is Ted Cruz Eligible for the Presidency? (from the editor of Black's Law Dictionary and co-author, with Justice Scalia, of Reading Law).  Short answer: yes, but with quite a bit of reliance on the Equal Protection Clause.  Plus lots of interesting discussion along the way.

RELATED:  Also in The Atlantic, Garrett Epps on the same topic, with a similar answer: Ted Cruz Is a Natural-Born Citizen -- Whatever the Founders may have thought, contemporary law is perfectly clear on this point

And John Eastman here, at NRO (finding English and founding-era history to be conclusive, though mostly avoiding the non-citizen father issue).