Jerusalem-born Americans can’t list Israel as birthplace

US Supreme Court: Jerusalem-born Americans can’t list Israel as birthplace
In landmark ruling backing president’s stance, legal body strikes down law permitting US citizens to cite Jewish state on passport

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US Supreme Court struck down a disputed law Monday that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their US passports in an important ruling that underscores the president’s authority in foreign affairs.

The court ruled 6-3 that Congress overstepped its bounds when it approved the law in 2002. It would have forced the State Department to alter its longstanding policy of not listing Israel as the birthplace for Jerusalem-born Americans.

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