National Party Conventions as Authoritative Bodies

A thought that occurred to me yesterday is that the forum most likely to decide the issue of whether Ted Cruz is a natural-born citizen eligible for the presidency is the Republican National Convention. If the convention is contested, then the Trump delegates are bound to make a motion stating that Cruz is ineligible and to force a debate on the issue.  The decision of the convention could then be cited in any future discussion or case on that provision.  I’m not sure if courts have cited convention decisions or platforms in the past, but that’s something that I’m going to explore.

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  1. It’s going to be very interesting how it plays out. You can see that Donald is going to try something if Ted Cruz does start to gain more momentum, so if you that this is possible, it will most likely happen.