Here's another piece of the puzzle on Ted Cruz's eligibility. Bryan A. Garner has written a "legal memorandum" at the Atlantic on the various legal questions that come into play in determining with Cruz is a natural born citizen. As with other serious looks at the issue in recent days, I'm struck by how complicated, unsettled, and genuinely up in the air the legal question actually is.
Garner ultimately concludes that a court would find Cruz to be eligible, but it's not an easy or straightforward call, and it's predicated on several untested assumptions precisely because there are not prior court rulings that you can point to and say, ah ha!, this is the definitive answer. But one part of his analysis in particular jumped out as a key element.
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