The U.S. Supreme Court won’t review a Utah case questioning Ted Cruz‘s eligibility to be president, one of several similar challenges that have been brewing in lower courts and in which the Texas senator has largely prevailed.
Without explanation, the justices on Tuesday declined to review Wagner v. Cruz, an appeal brought by a retired lawyer who claims that Cruz isn’t a “natural born citizen” within the meaning of the Constitution.
A lower court dismissed the case on the basis that the lawyer, Walter Wagner, lacked standing to bring the challenge in federal court. The judge in the case said the alleged harm to Wagner from Cruz’s participation in the Republican presidential primary was “conjectural and hypothetical at best.” (Cruz was still in the race when the judge ruled in mid-March.)
Wagner appealed in the usual way, but while the case was pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit — which has yet to rule — he moved on to the Supreme Court under a rule that allows him to do so if the case is of “imperative public importance.”Read the full story HERE.
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