Short Circuit 160 | The Dominion of Giuliani and Citizenship Receptions

Even though ex-President Trump is off of Twitter, his tweets are still abundant in federal legal filings. IJ Senior Attorney Jeff Rowes explains the First Amendment defenses (spoiler: he thinks there aren’t many) Rudy Giuliani might have to the new lawsuit filed against him by a Canadian voting machine company. But if that’s not international enough for you, IJ attorney Kirby Thomas West shares the saga of a family that thought they were free from diplomatic immunity, but instead failed to obtain citizenship for a women who went on to fight for ISIS, and lost her passport in the process—a decision affirmed by Presidential Tweet. In the process your host Anthony Sanders explains how he never really thought about the “Reception Clause” before (which, unfortunately, has nothing to do with football).

Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/short-circuit-160.pdf
Complaint in US Dominion, Inc. v. Giuliani, https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20463220/dominion-v-giuliani-complaint.pdf
Muthana v. Pompeo, https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/97F4C9BA474983DE8525866200567816/$file/19-5362-1880558.pdf
Anthony’s Twitter thread about US citizens born abroad, https://twitter.com/IJSanders/status/1127307781139308549
Jeff Rowes, https://ij.org/staff/jrowes/
Kirby Thomas West, https://ij.org/staff/kirby-thomas-west/
Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/

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