Beyond Presidential Eligibility: The Natural Born Citizen Clause as a Source of Birthright Citizenship
24 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2010 Last revised: 28 Jul 2010
Date Written: April 27, 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.
Keywords: Natural born citizen, Constitution, presidential eligibility, birthright citizenship
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