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Laity Sends DeMaio’s “Open Letter” to U.S. Supreme Court, Receives Acknowledgement

by Sharon Rondeau (May 31, 2021) — The plaintiff in a case docketed at the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled for conference last Thursday challenging Kamala Harris’s constitutional eligibility to serve has received an acknowledgement of Laity’s having electronically sent through the court’s website a link to “Open Letter to Justice Clarence Thomas” authored by legal […]

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KDH and the 2020 Election Eligibility Roller-Coaster

“THE DE VATTEL OPTION” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Sep. 28, 2020) — Every now and then, commenters here at The P&E present an opportunity to revisit the fundamental issues surrounding the “natural born citizen” eligibility question.  Such is the situation at present regarding two commenters addressing this post.  That article, in turn, further draws into […]

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DeMaio Responds to Recent “natural born Citizen” Comments

“THE ONLY PRECEDENT THAT COUNTS” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Feb. 13, 2020) — [Editor’s Note:  Legal scholar Joseph DeMaio offers the following in response to comments to his February 9, 2020 article, “Is Mayor Pete a Natural Born Citizen?”] The J.J. Thompson comments of 2/12/20 are, respectfully, ill-reasoned and wrong.  Neither the Ankeny case (an […]

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Of Neologisms, End-Around Runs and Gorillas: The Congressional Research Service 2016 Report on Presidential Eligibility, Final Chapter

“NONSENSE ELEVATED TO AN ART FORM” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2016 (Apr. 9, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following is the fourth and final installment of legal scholar Joseph DeMaio’s detailed analysis of the January 11, 2016 Congressional Research Service (CRS) memo authored by legislative attorney Jack Maskell attempting to make an “end-around run” to Article […]

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Of Neologisms, End-Around Runs and Gorillas: The Congressional Research Service 2016 Report on Presidential Eligibility, Part III

“A FALSE IMPRESSION” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2016 (Apr. 7, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following is a continuation of an in-depth analysis by legal scholar Joseph DeMaio of the January 11, 2016 Congressional Research Service (CRS) memo as it addresses, or fails by omission to address, the meaning and intent of the term “natural born […]

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Of Neologisms, End-Around Runs and Gorillas: The Congressional Research Service 2016 Report on Presidential Eligibility, Part II

“DANGEROUS NONSENSE” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2016 (Apr. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following is a continuation of an in-depth analysis of the meaning of the “natural born Citizen” requirement present in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution and how a series of Congressional Research Service (CRS) memos dating back to […]

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Of Neologisms, End-Around Runs and Gorillas: The Congressional Research Service 2016 Report on Presidential Eligibility

“NOT WHAT THE FOUNDERS INTENDED” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2016 (Apr. 2, 2016) — Introduction With eerily increasing regularity, the Congressional Research Service (“CRS”) has produced yet another in its continuing periodic series of “products” (i.e., research memoranda and reports) calculated to convince the Congress, the judiciary, the U.S. electorate and the world at large that […]

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Of Foreign Influence and Eligibility

SHOULD HILLARY CLINTON BE DISQUALIFIED FROM SEEKING THE PRESIDENCY? by Joseph DeMaio, ©2015 (May 28, 2015) — By now – unless you have been living under a rock or watching nothing but NBC and MSNBC… roughly equivalent activities – you are aware that William (“it-depends-on-what-‘is’-is”) Clinton and his spouse, Hillary (“what-difference-now-does-it-make?”) Clinton have funneled millions of […]

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The Post & Email Contacts The Dallas Morning News About Challenges to Article II Eligibility

CRUZ’S ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONED, BUT OBAMA’S, DESPITE FORGERIES OF GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS, HAS NOT by Sharon Rondeau (May 24, 2015) — An article in The Dallas Morning News dated Saturday, May 23, 2015 and updated on Sunday morning reported that “Not surprisingly, the GOP presidential debates announced last week will be open only to candidates who can […]