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Federal Lawsuit In Houston Questions Sen. Cruz’s Eligibility For President


Greater Houston Partnership

A federal lawsuit questioning Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility for U.S. president was filed Thursday in Houston.

A longtime Houston attorney filed the lawsuit asking the courts to determine whether Cruz is a natural-born citizen.

Cruz was born in Canada to a mother from the United States and a Cuban father.

While Cruz is a U.S. citizen, questions have been swirling around his candidacy as to whether he qualifies as a natural born citizen, which is the term used in the constitution as one of the requirements needed to be president.

The term has never been legally defined in the courts.

The lawsuit seeks a definition of natural born citizen from the U.S. Supreme Court.



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