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

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 […]

The Elg Ellipsis, the Maskell Myth and Pi

The Elg Ellipsis, the Maskell Myth and Pi

“BUT NEVER AS TO THE FIRST” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2013 (Aug. 26, 2013) — In a recent Bruce Willis movie, one of the best lines is uttered by John Malkovich’s character. In describing how a female spy (Catherine Zeta-Jones) was going to try to bamboozle Willis over some chardonnay, he notes: “She’s gonna play him like […]

Of Presidential Eligibility, Doubling Down and Linguistic Torts, Part 1

WHY DOES “NATIVE BORN” NOW EQUATE TO “NATURAL BORN?” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2012 (Feb. 20, 2012) — So many issues, so little time. Introduction With apologies to readers, of necessity this presentation is lengthy.  It is composed in response to an even longer November 14, 2011 formal “Report” issued by the Congressional Research Service (“CRS”) purporting […]