Beyond Presidential Eligibility: The Natural Born Citizen Clause as a Source of Birthright Citizenship
Columbia University - Law School
April 27, 2010
Drake Law Review, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2010
Beyond serving as a criterion for presidential eligibility, the Natural Born Citizen Clause implies the existence of birthright citizenship. Adopting a "constitutional minimum" approach to the Clause, this Article further argues that the birthright citizenship so implied extends to the first generation born abroad to parents who are United States citizens.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: Natural born citizen, Constitution, presidential eligibility, birthright citizenship
Date posted: April 29, 2010 ; Last revised: July 28, 2010