Friday, April 10, 2015

Jus Soli Citizenship before the DC Circuit

Sam Erman and Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, University of Southern California Law and History (more or less respectively), have published an op-ed on Tuaua v. United States, a pending case before the D.C. Circuit raising the question whether American Samoans should be U.S. citizens under the Fourteenth Amendment.  The pair filed an amicus brief (“Brief of Citizen Scholars”) accessibly through this link to filings in the case.  Both address “the history of jus soli citizenship in U.S. constitutional law.”