February 28, 2008
We Beat the NY Times! Is John McCain Eligible to Be President?
Today's N.Y. Times raises something this blog raised a while back. Is John McCain, who born in the Canal Zone, eligible to be President of the United States? Is he a "natural-born citizen" as the U.S. Constitution requires? For Jonathan Turley's analysis of the constitutional law issue, click here.
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Sorry professor, but this question has been floating in the ether for some time now, pre-dating your revelation. This from the People's Media Company of 4 February: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/582471/john_mccain_is_eligible_to_be_president.html
and this from the Souther Ledger back in January: http://southernledger.com/blogs/rogerhedgecock/perspective/?p=48
Posted by: Horace | Feb 28, 2008 3:21:31 PM
Of course, that doens't change the fact that they did still beat the Times on it. Admittedly, that usually doesn't take much.
Posted by: Vagabond | Feb 28, 2008 6:17:46 PM
My wife, who is an immigration attorney, once helped someone that worked for our company get their passport. That person, like John McCain, was born to US citizen parents who were serving in the military in Panama when they were born. As I recall, that person had to file paperwork to prove US Citizenship. It wasn't automatic. It required an N-600 if memory serves. My understanding is that the military normally helps the parents take care of this "technicality", but it would seem that "technically", that person would be considered a naturilized citizen, not US born.
Posted by: Robert Gittelson | Feb 29, 2008 7:24:16 AM