Originally Posted by scottwww
The SCOTUS decision on Wong Kim Ark did not in any way impugn Vattel.
Vattel was argued in oral arguments in Wong Kim Ark, and rejected by the Majority, impugning the use of Vattel for questions of US citizenship. They rejected Vattel, and instead ruled that there are:
"two sources of citizenship, and two only: birth and naturalization ... citizenship by birth is established by the mere fact of birth"
Where have I seen that before? Oh yea...