Thursday, September 18, 2008

Apparently The Question of McCain's Citizenship May Be Resolved

In case those you out there didn't know, John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone at a time when his Navy Dad was assigned there. That of course lead to the question of whether McCain is a "natural born citizen" as required by the Constitution. Well a San Francisco federal Judge(!!!!) said, yep, McCain is a citizen.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup said McCain’s birth in the Panama Canal Zone made him a citizen under the relevant statutes, Legal Times reports. “Plaintiff has not demonstrated the likelihood of success on the merits necessary to warrant the drastic remedy he seeks," Alsup wrote.

Alsup also said the plaintiff, an elector pledged to third-party candidate Alan Keyes, did not have standing to challenge McCain’s placement on the ballot. Two other lawsuits claiming McCain does not meet the constitutional requirement for citizenship to be president have also been dismissed on standing grounds, the story says.

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