A New Jersey judge said he would rule Tuesday if Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was a 'natural-born citizen' under the U.S. Constitution and therefore could appear on the state's June 7 presidential primary ballot. Judge Jeff Masin in Mercerville heard Monday from a group of New Jersey residents and a Catholic University of America law professor. They insisted Cruz, born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father, did not meet the constitutional requirements to be president.
Similar arguments were rejected in Pennsylvania, where Cruz will appear on the April 26 primary ballot.
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