It looks like Ted Cruz’s days as a presidential candidate may be numbered, as the first of what is likely to be many lawsuits challenging his eligibility has emerged!
From Yahoo News:
Court challenges seeking to knock Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich off the Pennsylvania primary ballot have been scheduled for hearings in March.
The challenge to Kasich was filed by a Marco Rubio activist and will be heard March 9. It questions the signatures collected to get Kasich on the April 26 ballot.
Two Cruz challenges will be heard March 10. One was filed by a Pittsburgh Republican who says Cruz isn’t qualified to run for president because he was born in Canada. The other challenges the signatures collected to put Cruz on the ballot.
Seven others filed paperwork to get on Pennsylvania’s ballot for president: Republicans Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump and Democrats Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente.
Conservative legal scholars disagree on the meaning of “natural born citizen,” which the Constitution requires of anyone who would serve as President. The Heritage Foundation notes in the “Heritage Guide to the Constitution:”
Under the longstanding English common-law principle of jus soli, persons born within the territory of the sovereign (other than children of enemy aliens or foreign diplomats) are citizens from birth. Thus, those persons born within the United States are “natural born citizens” and eligible to be President. Much less certain, however, is whether children born abroad of United States citizens are “natural born citizens” eligible to serve as President.
And that’s why several lawsuits will challenge Ted Cruz’s eligibility:
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