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US Supreme Court to Decide on Jerusalemís Status
INN ^ | 4/21/2014, 8:00 PM | (AFP and Arutz Sheva staff)

Posted on 04/21/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The US Supreme Court Monday decided to hear the case of an American born in Jerusalem, once again taking up the sensitive issue of the status of the contested city, according to AFP.

The justices will hear arguments in the case in the fall before deciding on the constitutionality of a 2002 law that directs the State Department to give Israel as the country of birth in passports of Americans born in Jerusalem.

At the center of the struggle between the Congress and the presidency is Menachem Zivotofsky, who was born in Jerusalem in 2002 to two American parents. …

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gaza; israel; jerusalem; kenyanbornmuzzie; menachemzivotofsky; passports; potus; rop; scotus; waronterror

1 posted on 04/21/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Why should this be an issue at all? Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation to move the US embassy to Jerusalem in 1995.


2 posted on 04/21/2014 3:22:45 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

Seems like some things have changed in nineteen years. Who did Obama indicate he would stand with if he perceived the “political winds” would start blowing “in an ugly direction”, after all . . . ?


3 posted on 04/21/2014 3:24:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Interested in seeing how Kagan, Breyer and Ginsburg vote on this issue.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 3:31:33 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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Thanks Olog-hai.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 3:31:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Olog-hai

Does that mean the executive branch is above the legislative branch? I’m afraid that, looking at what is going on, the answer is “it shouldn’t be, but it is”.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 3:40:37 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Olog-hai

Sorry but deciding Jerusalem’ status is WAY ABOVE their pay grade


7 posted on 04/21/2014 3:46:27 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Former Fetus
Does that mean the executive branch is above the legislative branch? I’m afraid that, looking at what is going on, the answer is “it shouldn’t be, but it is”.

The argument (which originated with the Bush Administration) is that the President has the sole power under the Constitution to recognize foreign countries (Article II, section 3 gives the President the power 'to receive Ambassadors"), so the statute is unconstitutional.

8 posted on 04/21/2014 4:21:52 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Ping.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 4:22:53 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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10 posted on 04/21/2014 5:18:45 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Olog-hai

And exactly HOW does any decision by SCOTUS affect a sovereign country; that is, Israel? SCOTUS has no jurisdiction or relevancy in Israel.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 6:41:47 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Former Fetus

Yep, this is the case they took. It’s nuts.


12 posted on 04/21/2014 6:56:21 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: MasterGunner01
And exactly HOW does any decision by SCOTUS affect a sovereign country; that is, Israel? SCOTUS has no jurisdiction or relevancy in Israel.

The issue in question is, on a United States passport, what to put in the "country of Birth" field for somebody born in Jerusalem.

13 posted on 04/22/2014 4:38:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Jerusalem has always been a part of the nation of Israel — no matter what the land has been called in the last two millenia. The country of birth for one born in Jerusalem is Israel. Jerusalem isn't a country.
14 posted on 04/22/2014 8:50:23 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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Can't blame this on Obama, his predecessor took the same position in opposition to an act of Congress which he signed. Certainly all American's must agree that Israel has no business deciding where their capital is, that's up to the American President. I'll note that these births are in the part of Jerusalem which has been Israel since 1948, but facts don't matter.

15 posted on 04/22/2014 4:33:40 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Former Fetus

The colour o’ shyte remains a hotly contested issue in some circles, too.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 2:19:46 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SJackson

Well IMO the US supreme Court can neither decide —the fate of Jerusalem —Nether can they interfere with the Lord of Hosts plans for that City.Cursed is the man who would divide the land—or something like that. Jerusalem belongs the Jews they OWN legal title. And we Nations would do well to heed the Word of God. For our time of trampling upon that City is not under our control —but the Lords—as it is written.so I believe.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 7:13:12 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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