Birthright Citizenship and Judicial Incompetence

WAS THE CASE OF WONG KIM ARK DECIDED IN ERROR? by Jim Delaney, blogging at Opinerlog (Mar. 26, 2011) — Mindful of the litany of revisionist case law since the Constitution’s ratification, it is clear that stare decisis is a judicial principle fraught with constitutional perils. Why? One corrupted court ruling inevitably leads to another, […]

Birthright Citizenship: Ideology vs. Rule of Law

THE POLITICAL MISREADING OF THE 14TH AMENDMENT by Jim Delaney (Aug. 15, 2010) — We’ve all heard the stats: currently, only the United States grants birthright citizenship to illegal aliens, and 8% of babies born in the US are so-called “anchor babies” born of illegal aliens. In and of itself, this doesn’t constitute a crisis, […]