Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz: The Daughter of Ninth Circuit Judge Joseph T. Sneed's Unfortunate Dalliance with Genuine Extremism

Ted Cruz has many extremist policy positions -- many that are particularly and purposefully harmful to women. Cruz would force a raped teenage girl to carry the resulting rape-pregnancy to term. In announcing my quixotic attempt to enter the GOP nomination contest as a "write-in" candidate (detailed best by Pema Levy of Mother Jones) to disqualify Cruz from the late-primary state ballots, I referenced Cruz's extremism. Perhaps 2016 is indeed the year of the outsider, the academic effort garnered much media and citizen interest.

So little wonder that Senator Cruz picked Carly Fiorina as his fake-running- mate. But Carly Fiorina can not explain away Cruz's many extremist, anti-women policy positions. She started off with a few problems of her own.

And someone needs to break the news to the Princeton-man and Harvard-lawyer that adding the Texas-born Fiorina to the mix does not cure his (Canadian-born) constitutional ineligibility to be Commander-in-Chief.

Personal Disclosure: An Exceptionally and Personally High Regard for the Father of Carly Fiorina (nee Cara Carleton Sneed).

While a first-year law student at University of California-Hastings in San Francisco, I had had the honor of clerking (externing) for Ms. Fiorini's father, the great Ninth Circuit- U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Joseph T. Sneed, III (1920- 2008).

Although Joe Sneed preferred that his clerks be "natural-born" from Texas, the appellate judge made an exception for me as a natural-born Arkansan. It was sufficient that my too-sweet--for-this-world mother (Hazel Juanita Jonas) had been born in Tyler, Texas - and that I acknowledged, during my interview for the clerkship, that Tyler, Texas remained the "Rose Capitol of the World."

So as a newbie first-year law student in the summer of 1988, I attempted to provide modest research help with the project that became Joseph Sneed's Footprints on the Rocks of the Mountain: An Account of the Enactment of the Fourteenth Amendment (1997).

I came to know Joseph Sneed to be one of finest law teachers, legal scholars, law school deans, and federal judges ever to serve this nation. Judge Sneed encouraged me to go on to do graduate law study at Columbia University Law School and to enter law teaching not as a job but as a calling. (And I will never forget his personal stories about being Deputy Attorney General in Richard Nixon's Justice Department).

But above any of that, I remember Judge Sneed was a very proud father. I chose not to comment on what he would have said regarding Cara Carleton present political dalliance with the likes of Rafael Edward Cruz.

But Carly Fiorina Can Not Help: Cruz is an Extremist Ideologue Who Would Make All Choice a Crime

Carly Fiorina can not explain why Senator Cruz tried to shut down the government.

Carly Fiorina can not explain why, during the extremist-GOP debt-crisis, Senator Cruz tried to stop Social Security, Veterans, Medicare/Medicaid, Treasury bond servicing, national defense, and even homeland security payments.

Cara Carleton Sneed Fiorina can not explain away the fact that Ted Cruz would force a teenage girl who was raped to carry the rape-pregnancy to term. Cruz would force the raped young woman to deliver the rapist's child - then Cruz would give the rapist paternal rights.

Carly's Long Game? -- Democrats Will Spend Many Millions to Disqualify Ted "Canadian" Cruz from the Fall Election Ballots

Article II, Section 1 allows only a "natural born [American] Citizen" to be President. Since 2008, conservative have all been dedicated to educating the nation that the Commander-in-Chief must be born on the American soil.

But Texas-born Carly Fiorina will not be able to magically make the Canadian-born Ted Cruz eligible for the presidency.

But perhaps that is Ms. Fiorina's long game - just wait for more expertly litigious Democrats to successfully remove Ted Cruz from the fall election ballots. Then, by default, Carly Fiorina would become the GOP Nominee.

There should be no surprise if the brilliant Ninth Circuit Judge Joseph Sneed's daughter turned out to be just that clever.


In addition to being an active candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, Victor Williams is an attorney in Washington D.C. and clinical assistant professor at Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Victor Williams founded the American Institute for Disruptive Innovation in Law and Politics --