This Comment discusses the constitutional aspects of loss of United States citizenship. The author contrasts expatriation with procedures developed by the state for involuntary deprivation of citizenship. The author further contrasts early judicial and legislative debates over the existence of a citizen's constitutionally guaranteed right to forfeit his citizenship with the twentieth-century controversy surrounding unilateral government action to denationalize. Examining existing statutes in light of recent Supreme Court decisions limiting congressional authority in this area, the author suggests an analysis of contemporary statutory presumptions based upon the relationship of proscribed activity and allegiance.
J. P. Jones,
Limiting Congressional Denationalization after Afroyim,
San Diego L. Rev.
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