The justices upheld a lower court ruling from March that found Walter Wagner, a retired attorney in Utah, did not have standing to file a lawsuit over the issue. Wagner was one of several individuals nationwide who sued to challenge Cruz’s eligibility to run for president.
In the March ruling, U.S. District Judge Jill Parrish noted that other challenges were similarly dismissed. Parrish never ruled on the underlying question of whether Cruz was eligible to be president.
Wagner argued that Cruz is not a “natural born citizen” within the meaning of Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.
Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump made an issue of Cruz’s eligibility during the primary campaign. Cruz suspended his campaign May 3.
The case is Wagner v. Cruz, Docket No. 15-1243.