Supreme Court Rules Jerusalem Passport Law Unconstitutional
The Supreme Court ruled Monday it's unconstitutional for Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their place of birth in their passports.By Sebastian Martinez | June 8, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled Monday a law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their place of birth is unconstitutional.
While the law has been in place since 2002, both President George W. Bush — who signed it — and President Barack Obama have refused to follow the provision, instructing the State Department to always list Jerusalem instead.
The parents of Menachem Zivotofsky brought the suit against Secretary of State John Kerry because they want his birthplace listed as Israel instead of Jerusalem on his passport. (Video via The White House)