Thanks to a lawsuit brought about by a Texas lawyer, we might be stuck with a new campaign talking point for a long time.

Like him or not, many in the party see the question of Cruz's citizenship as a distraction.


Republican presidential contender [score]Ted Cruz[/score] should be disqualified from the race because he isn’t a “natural-born citizen,” a fellow Texan claims in a “birther” challenge filed against the senator in a U.S. court.

The suit seeks a court definition of the term to clarify whether Cruz -- who was born in Canada to an American mother -- can or can’t serve if elected.

“This 229-year question has never been pled, presented to or finally decided by or resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court,” Houston attorney Newton B. Schwartz Sr. said in his 28-page complaint. “Only the U.S. Supreme Court can finally decide, determine judicially and settle this issue now.”

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