Friday, February 19, 2016

Trump Ought to Follow Suit with a Lawsuit of His Own

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

Lawrence Joyce has filed suit against Ted Cruz alleging that he is ineligible to become President of the United States of America due to the fact that Cruz is not a natural born citizen, but was instead born in Canada. Donald Trump ought to file a similar suit in the appropriate jurisdiction, then submit a writ of certiorari with the US Supreme Court to hear the case immediately on the grounds that it is an urgent matter of national importance, that only the US Supreme Court has the authority to rule on the issue and is therefore the court of proper jurisdiction, and that a national standard must be set by the highest court because lower courts may issue contradictory opinions, and the matter must be settled with a final standard for all the land.

Let the Supreme Court show its political stripes. Let Cruz squirm under the pressure.