Well, I have just listened to Fogbow Foggy’s radio rebuttal to Mario Apuzzo, Esq. on Immigration Lawyer Charles Kuck’s radio show. Foggy did a fantastic job of correcting Mario Apuzzo’s numerous legal errors on the previous week’s show, such as Emer Vattel’s treatise on French law being the basis of our Constitutional requirement that President be a natural born citizen. I am sure that Mario Apuzzo is squirming mad after Foggy’s devastating barb that “Apuzzo thinks the right to remain silent was put there to protect mimes.” OUCH!!!
Anyway, RC Radio Blog has a link up to the show, along with more of the background:
Dr. Conspiracy has a post up with Apuzzo’s original appearance:
Kuck was apparently unprepared for Apuzzo, and seemed to take much of what he said at face value. I think that happens a lot with people who don’t know what is going on, in a legal sense. Most people, even lawyers, haven’t spent much time on the meaning of natural born citizen as it relates to the presidential requirement. It just has little application in a day to day law practice. Here comes Apuzzo with 200 pages of schlock, and it can kind of be overpowering if you haven’t read and studied the case law.
After that initial show, Kuck got busy reading the cases, including Lynch v. Clark (1844 NY), Wong Kim Ark (USSCt. 1898), and Ankeny v. Daniels (2009 Indiana). Yep, after reading those cases, the whole two citizen parent silliness gets tossed out the door with the garbage.
Except up there in Paterson, New Jersey, and other places where Birthers dwell in their self-imposed exile to LaLa Land.
Note 1. Schlock. Free Dictionary defines the word as:
schlock also shlock (shlk) Slang
n. Something, such as merchandise or literature, that is inferior or shoddy.
adj. Of inferior quality; cheap or shoddy.
[Possibly from Yiddish shlak, apoplexy, stroke, wretch, evil, nuisance, from Middle High German slag, slak, stroke, from slahen, to strike, from Old High German slahan.]
Note 2. Here is a link to Kuck’s legal website: