Friday, February 19, 2016
Ted Cruz’ eligibility to be on at least one state’s ballot is going to get a court hearing. A Chicago judge is scheduled to hear arguments today in a lawsuit claiming Cruz can’t run for president because he’s not a “natural born citizen”.
I just came from a talk by Mike Ramsey and Tom Lee (Fordham) on this very issue -- the natural born citizen clause of ye old constitution. There is a great deal more to the question on both sides than you might think. I think the Cruz is OK line, taken by Mike, is marginally better, but it's by no means a foregone conclusion. Tom Frank made some good points as well. I don't think a judge in Chicago is going to follow the arguments well, but perhaps I underestimate the Chicago judiciary.