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Law School Professor Wants To Prove That Ted Cruz Is Not Qualified To Run For President

A Washington D.C. law professor is now challenging the eligibility of Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, to run for president. Victor Williams, who teaches at the Catholic University law school, has registered to run as a write-in candidate for the Republican nomination in nine states in order to challenge the person he calls "Canadian Cruz."

Williams states that Cruz "has fraudulently represented himself as constitutionally qualified for the office of president."

In addition, he argues that Cruz, who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2014, does not meet the Constitution's requirement to be a "natural born citizen." On Monday, an administrative law judge heard arguments from Williams and lawyers for Cruz. It is expected that Judge Jeff Masin will issue a ruling on Tuesday on the issues of standing and whether Cruz is a natural born citizen.

Williams failed to intervene in a Pennsylvania lawsuit on the issue of citizenship. Federal courts require those going to court to show that they would suffer an injury that's concrete and particular to them. It is not enough to sue on the basis of being a citizen and taxpayer.

Retired Utah lawyer, Walter Wagner, claimed he has "a vested interest in insuring that all candidates for the position of president are legally qualified." Lower courts rejected Wagner's lawsuit. Since then, Wagner has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although, Williams can argue that he would suffer a direct and concrete injury if an unqualified candidate were allowed to run. Williams also filed to run in California, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington, New Jersey and Wisconsin


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