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14th Amendment



  • Birtherism 2.0

    by Matthew Yglesias

    Right-wing challenges to Kamala Harris's eligibility for the presidency depend on a legal argument that American-born children of immigrants are a lesser category of citizen. There is no basis under the Constitution for this. 


  • Of Course Kamala Harris is a Citizen

    by Derek Litvak

    John Eastman's claims that Kamala Harris is not a natural-born U.S. citizen fly in the face of 14th Amendment jurisprudence and Eastman's own prior defenses of Ted Cruz's eligibility for the presidency. 


  • William Barr Needs a History Lesson

    by Derek Litvak

    When conservatives claim birthright citizenship is not a part of the Constitution, they are ignoring America’s long history of slavery, discrimination, and segregation. 



  • First as Farce, Then as Tragedy

    by Manisha Sinha

    Donald Trump wants to destroy the 14th Amendment's guarantee of birthright citizenship. But before he sought to eliminate it outright, his elite predecessors mangled, misread, and misused the amendment in the service of capital.