Skip to comments.US Supreme Court to Decide on Jerusalemís Status
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.
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Why should this be an issue at all? Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation to move the US embassy to Jerusalem in 1995.
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 . . . ?
Interested in seeing how Kagan, Breyer and Ginsburg vote on this issue.
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”.
Sorry but deciding Jerusalem’ status is WAY ABOVE their pay grade
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.
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And exactly HOW does any decision by SCOTUS affect a sovereign country; that is, Israel? SCOTUS has no jurisdiction or relevancy in Israel.
Yep, this is the case they took. It’s nuts.
The issue in question is, on a United States passport, what to put in the "country of Birth" field for somebody born in Jerusalem.
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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.
The colour o’ shyte remains a hotly contested issue in some circles, too.
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.
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