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Why Ted Cruz Is Not a Natural Born Citizen Eligible to Be President and Why the Issue Is Not a Political Question

45 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2016 Last revised: 4 May 2016

Einer Elhauge

Harvard Law School

Date Written: March 16, 2016

Abstract

This amicus brief explains why Ted Cruz fails to satisfy the "natural born citizen" requirement that the U.S. Constitution makes necessary to be eligible to be President. It also explains why the issue is not a political question.

Keywords: natural born citizen, eligibility, President, Ted Cruz

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Elhauge, Einer, Why Ted Cruz Is Not a Natural Born Citizen Eligible to Be President and Why the Issue Is Not a Political Question (March 16, 2016). Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 16-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2748863

Einer Elhauge (Contact Author)

Harvard Law School ( email )

1575 Massachusetts
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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