Hey birthers! The 2012 Presidential Election is over!
Now that I have that off my chest, back to the straightforward report. Christopher-Earl: Strunk applied to the King’s County New York Supreme Court to re-argue his case, Strunk v. New York State Board of Elections et al.
Strunk alleges new evidence, but Judge Arthur M. Schack replied that something that’s been that way since 1976 doesn’t qualify as new. You can read background in my previous articles on the case, and this decision here.
What is interesting is that Judge Schack, in clarifying his previous ruling, declares people like Obama born in the United States are natural born citizens. He wrote:
…the Fourteenth Amendment defines citizenship as "[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the Untied States." Moreover, the United States Supreme Court held, in Miller v Albright (452 US 420, 423-424 ), that:
There are "two sources of citizenship and two only: birth and naturalization." United States v Wong Kim Ark, 169 US 649, 702 (1898). Within the former category, the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution guarantees that every person "born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, becomes at once a citizen of the United States, and needs no naturalization." 169 US at 702.
Thus, anyone born in the United States is a natural-born citizen, irrespective of parentage.