There are two ways to begin this post.
The first is “Dear Supreme Court, I am mightily disappointed… but then, what’s new?”
The second is “I do sympathize with foundlings because the framers of the 1987 Constitution failed to categorically state how their citizenship ought to be determined.”
For now, I’ll let things stand in that order although, logically, the first is an offshoot of the second. In trying to fill a void in the law, in a good-intentioned move to grant natural-born citizenship status to foundlings, the Supreme Court effectively legislated and broke one of the most precious tenets of Constitutional Law — the separation of powers. [Read more…]