Who is a natural-born citizen?
Supreme Court cases relating to citizenship at birth
Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857): In regard to the "natural born citizen" clause, Justice Benjamin R. Curtis states in his dissenting opinion that such citizenship is acquired by place of birth (jus soli), not through blood or lineage (jus sanguinis):
^ United States.; Supreme Court, Dred Scott, John…
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