The last Supreme Court case pertaining to natural born citizen is the Elg case from the 1930s. Elgs Swedish parents came to the US, naturalized before Miss Elg was born, the parents then took their daughter back to Sweden, but at the coming of age, Miss Elg wished to return to the US and thus after her persistant efforts, the Supreme Court decided that Miss Elg, being born to 2 US citizen parents was a natural born citizen and ordered the State Dept to reinstate her passport.
But, since she was not running for President, the declaration of her as a natural born citizen was "dicta", not necessary to reach the conclusion of the cout, they only needed to determine if she was a citizen, which she of course was.
posted on 01/10/2010 9:36:40 PM PST
by El Gato
("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
To: El Gato
You have to read the opinion and see the references they used in determining her citizenship status before stating what you do.
Have you done that? My guess is not.
posted on 01/10/2010 9:52:10 PM PST
(1st SCOTUS of USA: "Human life, from its commencement to its close, is protected by the common law.")
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