Washington (CNN)A New York judge has dismissed a petition that claimed Ted Cruz was not eligible to run for President of the United States because he is not a "natural born citizen."
Judge David A. Weinstein's ruling was procedural, stating that the petitioners, Barry Korman and William Gallo, failed to submit timely objections, which stripped the court of jurisdiction over the petition. His ruling did not consider the actual merits of whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, qualified as a natural-born citizen in this year's presidential election.
In oral arguments last week, attorneys for Korman and Gallo, and the New York State Board of Elections argued whether Weinstein had authority as a New York State Supreme Court justice to hear a case challenging someone's standing in a federal election.
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