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Fear and Loathing in Santo Domingo

Recently, the government of the Dominican Republic has began to implement a national policy aimed at stripping citizenship from the Dominican-born children of illegal immigrants. Primarily, the affected population consists of Dominican-Haitian adults who have spent their lives being considered legally Dominican. Often, these men and women will have never have left their birth country,

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Published on March 4, 2012
Author:          Filed under: citizenship, Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, Dominican Republic
 
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What country was this anyway? Suit to disqualify president of Zambia from running

In the constitutional non-sequiter department: Zambia is gearing up for a presidential election, and incumbent Rupiah Banda, seeking a second elected term, has just been hit with a lawsuit seeking to disqualify him from running. The Zambian Constitution, Art. 34, provides for the qualifications for the presidency. One cannot serve as a candidate unless he

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Published on August 8, 2011
Author:          Filed under: citizenship, election, hp, Zambia
 
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What would happen if the U.S. repealed the 14th amendment?

So many constitutional issues came up in the context of the 2010 U.S. election that I’m just now summoning the energy to react to them. One issue was the provocative proposal by Senators Jon Kyl and Lindsay Graham (among others) to repeal the 14th amendment, or at least that part of the amendment that grants

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Published on November 19, 2010
Author:          Filed under: citizenship, consociational democracy, United States, Zachary Elkins