D.C. Circuit (Sadly) Affirms District Court in Hoda Muthana Case
I blogged previously here about the case of Hoda Muthana, who was born in the United States and later joined ISIS in Syria. In a unanimous decision issued today, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled against her when it upheld the district court’s decision below that had denied her citizenship claim.
Judge Rao argued that because the U.S. government was not notified of the loss of diplomatic status for Muthana’s father before her birth, Hoda Muthana did not attain citizenship by virtue of her birth on American soil. Even though the U.S. government treated Muthana as a citizen from at least 2005 (when it issued her first passport) until 2016 (when it cancelled her then-current passport, claiming that she had been issued a passport in err
Article from Latest – Reason.com