Thank you very much for your reply in specifics. I just wonder why these guys didn’t appeal it? Was it they couldn’t afford attorney’s?
I’m pretty sure they appealed to the Indiana Supreme Court and were dismissed without a hearing. I’m not sure this case could be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Generally there needs to be a Federal law involved, or equal protection has to come into play. Since these guys were suing the Governor of Indiana under Indiana law, then it probably would have had to stay in the state court system.
Nothing in the appeals decision regarding natural-born citizenship carries any legal weight. It doesn’t outweigh Minor or Wong Kim Ark. The interpretation is clearly in error, but they never actually applied that interpretation to anyone. They simply said they didn’t have to accept the plaintiff’s arguments and there was a failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. I think these judges wanted to make a statement, but they ended up embarrassing themselves.