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

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 […]

Of Eligibility, Expediency and Humpback Whales

Of Eligibility, Expediency and Humpback Whales

INTRODUCTION AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY by Joseph DeMaio, ©2015 (Mar. 23, 2015) — “The only principle to which most politicians will unfailingly adhere is expediency.” — Anonymous Two recent events prompt this post.  First, today, Senator Ted Cruz formally announced that he will be a candidate for the GOP nomination for president in 2016.  The announcement was […]

Is Vattel Irrelevant to the “natural born Citizen” Question?

RESPONSE TO EXPOSURE OF OMITTED INFORMATION BY THE CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE EQUATES “NATIVE BORN” WITH “NATURAL BORN” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2011 (Aug. 19, 2011) — A short while ago – June 17, 2011, to be precise – one “nolu chan” posted  to the Internet an article dismissing as irrelevant the work of  Emmerich de Vattel […]

Too Hot to Handle!

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN?” by Tracey M. Grissom, blogging at Pushing Back (May 8, 2011) — As you might or might not know by now, before the US Constitution was finalized, John Jay wrote a letter to George Washington, (who was the presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention), giving the opinion […]