Presidential Eligibility, Part 2
HOW MANY WORDS WERE OMITTED BY JACK MASKELL TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED RESULT?
At this point in the Elg opinion, the Court sets forth the full quote from Pierrepont’s letter previously referenced here, i.e. beginning with “Young Steinkauler….” The CRS Memo, however, claims that the Court in Elg said something quite different.
“I have not (and no other person included or to be included in the passport or documentation has), since acquiring United States citizenship, been naturalized as a citizen of a foreign state, taken an oath or made an affirmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state… made a formal renunciation of nationality either in the United States or before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States in a foreign state; ever sought or claimed the benefits of the nationality of any foreign state….