The Flawed Ted Cruz Eligibility Decisions in Elliott v Cruz and Williams v Cruz – A Blind Rubber-Stamping

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The Flawed Ted Cruz Eligibility Decisions in Elliott v Cruz in PA and Williams v Cruz in NJ – A Blind Rubber-Stamping | Read the Analysis by Joseph DeMaio @

Joseph DeMaio writes:  ” … No sooner had your faithful servant submitted the prior post here analyzing the myriad anomalies of the January 11, 2016 Congressional Research Service Report R4209732 entitled “Qualifications [sic] for President and the ‘Natural Born’ Citizenship [sic] Eligibility Requirement” when the news broke that on March 31, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had affirmed, in a per curiam decision, the March 10, 2016 Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decision of Judge Dan Pellegrini in Carmon Elliott v. Ted Cruz, Docket No. 77 M.D. 2016 (hereinafter “Elliott”).

Further cluttering the scene, on April 12, 2016, news broke of the decision of Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ, a hearing officer and not an Art. III constitutional judge) Jeff F. Masin in Victor Williams v. Ted Cruz, New Jersey Office of Administrative Law Docket No. STE 5016-16 (hereinafter “Williams”).

The “short” version of the matter is that Judge Pellegrini (in the Pennsylvania Elliott case) and ALJ Masin (in the New Jersey Williams case) both opined that, because Senator Cruz was, in their opinion, a “citizen from birth” owing to the fact that his mother was, purportedly, a U.S. citizen when he was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada – a matter to be discussed hereafter – he was thus in Judge Pellegrini’s opinion and in ALJ Masin’s opinion a “natural born Citizen” eligible to the presidency.

Accordingly, Mr. Elliott’s and Mr. Williams’s attempts to have Senator Cruz’s name removed, respectively, from the Pennsylvania primary election and the New Jersey primary election ballots were denied. The Pennsylvania primary election is scheduled for April 26, 2016 and the New Jersey primary election is set for June 7, 2016.

And, adding insult to injury, it is now asserted in the Williams case the ALJ Masin told the petitioners at the beginning of the hearing that, although he had received the briefs in the case, he had not “looked at any of them …” and had not “read any of them.”  Recalling that a speeding locomotive with an unconscious engineer at the throttle is hard to stop, look for similar decisions upholding Senator Cruz’s purported constitutional eligibility from other states in the coming weeks and months. … ”

Continuing reading the analysis of the flawed Ted Cruz presidential  eligibility decisions in the states of PA and NJ here:

and Part 2 here:

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Read the: The Who What When Where Why and How of the “natural born Citizen” Term in Our U.S. Constitution

cruzandrubionoteligiblepetitionsbanner(596x130) Cruz and Rubio were Citizens at Birth of a Foreign Country (Ted of 2 Foreign Countries) – Both NOT a “natural born Citizen” of the United States

Get PDF Copy of Ted Cruz Foreign Citizenship Facts Petition Here — Get PDF Copy of Marco Rubio Foreign Citizenship Facts Petition Here – Neither is constitutionally eligible to serve as President and Commander in Chief or Vice President!

A Simple Euler Logic Diagram Shows Logical Relationship of “natural born Citizens” to Other Type “Citizens” of the United States. Only a “natural born Citizen” Can Constitutionally be the President and Commander in Chief or the Vice-President. Click on Image For More Information.

More historical and legal papers and analysis on the true constitutional meaning and intent of the founders and framers of the presidential eligibility clause, natural born Citizen, in our U.S. Constitution can be found at this link:

CDR Charles Kerchner (Retired)
Lehigh Valley PA USA

P.S. Also read this essay regarding the constitutional term in the presidential eligibility clause “natural born Citizen” and basic logic, i.e., trees are plants but not all plants are trees. Natural born Citizens are a subset of “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” but not all “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” are “natural born Citizens”: … AND … Also watch this video by the renowned constitutional scholar Dr. Herb Titus — Part I: and Part II:

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