CBS News reports Ted Cruz was declared a natural born citizen by an administrative law judge in New Jersey:
The more persuasive legal analysis is that such a child, born of a citizen-father, citizen-mother, or both, is indeed a ‘natural born citizen’ within the contemplation of the Constitution.
Judge Masin rejected the contention of the attorney for Cruz that the challengers lacked standing, or if they had standing that the issue was not justiciable. He was rather emphatic on those points.
Like the Obama case heard in 2012 where Judge Masin did not have before him a purported forged Obama birth certificate from the Internet, in this one:
To this end, it should be clear that whatever rumors, innuendoes, purported facts or otherwise about conduct of the Senator’s parents while in Canada that may have been circulated on the internet or otherwise are not before me, and no party presented any proofs whatsoever concerning any such matters.
The crux of Judge Masin’s argument is that enactments of the English Parliament in addition to the English Common Law prior to the creation of the United States constitute part of an American common law, and as such, the children of citizens born overseas are natural born citizens under the Constitution, notwithstanding subsequent legislation that did the same thing.
Read the entire decision here.