Donald Trump, Birthright Citizenship, and the Fourteenth Amendment

Donald Trump just released a six-page policy paper on immigration. Among the key points in the document, one particular item is getting quite a lot of attention. Trump wants to stop the “anchor baby” loophole from our interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment by more narrowly defining birthright citizenship: A policy paper released by 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump this weekend has reopened a question in the immigration debate that some of Trump’s fellow GOP candidates may want Read more […]

If Liberals Rewrote the 14th & 15th Amendments

Continuing my series of liberal constitutional rewrites—inspired by the insipid comments of Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin—I’ve decided to reconstruct the 14th and 15th Amendments to more accurately reflect modern liberal ideals. First, the original text of section one of the 14th Amendment: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any Read more […]