Friday, January 15, 2016
BREAKING Lawsuit Filed Over Whether Ted Cruz is a ‘Natural Born Citizen’
Houston attorney Newton Schwartz, who said he isn’t connected to any campaign, filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Texas. The court is being asked to settle whether Ted Cruz meets the “natural born citizen” requirement in the Constitution.
He was born in Canada, although his mother is American
Schwartz told Bloomberg News he has nothing against Cruz, and personally “probably” supports Bernie Sanders.
Donald Trump has been raising the issue of whether Cruz would face questions as to whether he is a lawful candidate.
“This 229 year question has never been pled, presented to or finally decided by or resolved by the U. S. Supreme Court,” wrote attorney Newton Schwartz in his lawsuit that he filed Thursday. “Only the U.S. Supreme Court can finally decide, determine judicially and settle this issue now.”
He writes: “It is undisputed, by all legal scholars, there is no U.S. Supreme Court decision or precedent: determinative of the following agreed facts of this case and controversy. ‘Natural born citizen’ has never been defined.”
Schwartz asked the court to rule that Cruz is not eligible to run for President.
A full copy of the lawsuit is here.
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