Sorry, Barfer Girks, but I was only pointing out that there is no "or" in the sentence. Do please learn English grammar. I am an expert, so I can teach you if you need help.<quoted text>
I knew that was exactly what you were doing. You're misreading what it says. Notice how "or" is used here; After the Revolution, States retained only those portions of common law that were applicable to their local circumstances. The practice of England at the time was every person born within the realm of the King was a natural born subject by virtue of birth alone. In the United States, such a rule was not strictly followed as children born to black slaves, transient aliens, or Indians, followed the condition of their father.
Notice that black slaves, transient aliens or Indians are separate and independent of each other. It doesn't get much clearer than that!
Too bad for birfoons the law of the land per the HIGHEST COURT IN THE LAND, the United States Supreme Court, is the law in Ark. Citizenship by birth is irrespective of the parents if they are born in the US under its jurisdiction. The court defined jurisdiction as applying to aliens. Only those who are born to invading forces and ambassadors are excluded.
You can quote old law at length. You can submit colloquy as evidence in your brief. Opposing counsel will move to have it struck, and the judge will do so. In fact, your silly birfoon case will never make it to trial as this is long settled law that the court says is from "ancient principle."
These are the exact reason why birfoons are such losers. You're not literate enough to read and understand a case. You disrespect the law and procedural rules. This is why birfoons have lost 165 cases so far.