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Sen. Lindsay Graham, D-S.C., quotes Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's oft-criticized remark about her Hispanic heritage affecting judicial decisions, as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 14, 2009, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Graham’s 2020 Tax Law for POTUS Candidates Unconstitutional

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is proposing a federal law that would require all candidates for president to release their 1040 personal income tax returns, including President Donald Trump. But such a law should not survive a court challenge, because it would be unconstitutional.

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Donald Trump Floats Ted Cruz Eligibility Lawsuit

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump reportedly said he might file a lawsuit over fellow GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) eligibility to be President of the United States.

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Mike Huckabee: Constitutional Lawyers’ Natural Born Citizen Argument Problematic for Ted Cruz

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina — GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee commented on the recent debate over whether or not Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is considered a “natural born” citizen and therefore, elligible to be President of the United States, saying that many constitutional scholars have given “very, very compelling and convincing” arguments suggesting it could be a problem for Cruz.

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Conservative Review: Liberals Miss the Point–Cruz Eligible

Sen. John McCain recently cast doubt over whether Ted Cruz is enough of a natural-born citizen to meet the qualifications to become president under U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 5. Contrasting to his birth on a U.S. Military base in Panama, he said, “[T]hat’s different from being born on foreign soil, so I think there is a question. I am not a Constitutional scholar on that, but I think it’s worth looking into.”

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WaPo: Cruz Not Eligible to be President

Donald Trump is actually right about something: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is not a natural-born citizen and therefore is not eligible to be president or vice president of the United States.

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LA Times: ‘Originalism’ Means Ted Cruz Ineligible

A law professor has argued in the pages of the Los Angeles Times that an “originalist” reading of the Constitution means that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is not a “natural-born citizen” and therefore is ineligible for the presidency.

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Cruz is Natural Born, Illegal Aliens are Not

Sen. John McCain recently cast doubt over whether Ted Cruz is enough of a natural-born citizen to meet the qualifications to become president under U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 5. Contrasting to his birth on a U.S. Military base in Panama, he said, “[T]hat’s different from being born on foreign soil, so I think there is a question. I am not a Constitutional scholar on that, but I think it’s worth looking into.”

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Donald Trump: Ted Cruz Needs Court Ruling on Citizenship; A GOP Candidate Must Sue Him

Donald Trump told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Thursday night that he believes Sen. Ted Cruz should get a declaratory judgment from a federal court, ruling that Cruz is a natural born citizen eligible to run for president. What Trump may not know—but which his lawyers should have told him—is that Cruz can only get such a ruling if Trump sues him first.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday October 31, 2015. With just 93 days before the Iowa caucuses Republican hopefuls are trying to shore up support amongst the party. (Photo by

Nolte: The Cultural and Media Reality of the ‘Cruz Crisis’

On his radio show Wednesday, Mark Levin called out Breitbart News over the issue Ted Cruz’s citizenship, “[J]ust because [Donald Trump] says something doesn’t mean I have to agree with it like our friends over at Breitbart, who are going

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Law Prof: Ted Cruz Eligible, but ‘Good Faith’ Doubts

Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson, who also founded the highly respected Legal Insurrection blog, has addressed the question of Ted Cruz’s eligibility for the presidency, along with several other candidates.

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Guess Who’s Also a Natural Born Citizen?

His mother was a U.S. citizen at the time of his birth, though his father was not. Under U.S. law at the time, he was automatically a U.S. citizen. And according to the most widely-accepted interpretation of the U.S. Constitution’s “natural-born citizen” requirement, the populist, conservative leader is also eligible to run for President of the United States.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) pats U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after a comment during the CNN Republican presidential debate on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the last GOP debate of the year, with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gaining in the polls in Iowa …

Why Ted Cruz Is Vulnerable on Canadian Birth Issue

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump attacked his main internal rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), on Tuesday, noting that Cruz’s Canadian birth could be “very precarious” for Republicans: “Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’”