Attorney wants citizenship lawsuit heard again
Jul. 23, 2015
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — An attorney wants the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision by a panel of judges that says people born in American Samoa are not guaranteed citizenship.
The Pacific Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1TUlHwt) people born in American Samoa or any other U.S. territory are non-citizen nationals, something Neil Weare is seeking to change in his lawsuit.
Judges with the circuit court of appeals can decline to hear the case, at which point Weare can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Weare says he plans to file paperwork in the coming weeks or months.
Weare founded the We the People Project and is also working on a lawsuit seeking the right to vote for people born in U.S. territories.