Case Results

Gene Schaerr successfully defends Texas Senator Ted Cruz

March 2016

Schaerr|Duncan partner Gene Schaerr successfully defended Texas Senator Ted Cruz against a challenge to Senator Cruz's eligibility to run for President. The challenge, brought in a Utah federal court, claimed that Senator Cruz does not qualify as a “natural born Citizen” under Article II, section 1 of the United States Constitution. Schaerr won a quick dismissal of the lawsuit, on the ground that the plaintiff lacked standing to bring the claim. The ruling came just three days before the Utah presidential caucuses, in which Senator Cruz is participating.  Read the ruling here.

Practice area(s): Litigation

Court: United States District Court District Of Utah, Central Division

Gene Schaerr

Gene Schaerr specializes in civil appeals, writ proceedings and similar matters.

Cutting Edge Advocacy

Schaerr|Jaffe lawyers have handled and won cutting edge cases in state and federal courts around the country, including eight cases in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Client Focused

Clients who choose Schaerr|Jaffe receive the highest quality representation without the conflicts and inefficiencies inherent in big-firm law practice.

Washington, DC Office
1717 K Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 787-1060
San Francisco Office
Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 562-4942