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McElwee strikes again

Perkins case not applicable to Cruz Pinckney G. McElwee Back in the day, we had a discussion about an unpublished opinion piece by otherwise unknown attorney Pinckney G. McElwee read into the Congressional Record upon the occasion of George Romney’s candidacy for president in 1967-68. Romney was born in Mexico and his candidacy raised questions […]

Who is Pinckney McElwee and why should I care?

I was following a Google alert and ended up on the “low immigration” activism web site, the Center for Immigration Studies. Their article takes the Washington Post to task for one of its articles about Cruz eligibility, and its suggestion that one option to resolve the controversy over the meaning of “natural born citizen” is […]

An important essay on “natural born citizen”

In 1967, an essay entitled “Natural Born Citizen,” by the Hon. Pinckney G. McElwee of the Bar of the District of Columbia, was entered into the Congressional Record by Mr. Dowdy. This is an extensive and scholarly treatment of the history and the cases related to the term “natural born citizen”. It was written in […]