"SUBJECT TO JURISDICTION THEREOF"?

IN OPPOSING OP-EDS TWO IMMIGRATION ACTIVISTS SET THE PLATFORM FOR A CLASH THIS SATURDAY AT THE FIFTH ANNUAL PETER JENNINGS PROJECT EVENTLike so many constitutional questions, this one comes down to language. The 14th amendment declares that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of […]

A KING UNDER THE TITLE OF PRESIDENT?

“After the Constitution was ratified, foreigners and even monarchs from other nations believed the president was a king under the title of president. The president had many of the powers monarchs had — he was commander-in-chief, had the power to make treaties and judicial appointments, and could grant pardons. The U.S. Electoral College recalled the […]