A New Jersey judge ruled Tuesday evening that Sen. Ted Cruz meets the constitutional requirement of being a natural-born citizen and is eligible to be on the Garden State's Republican presidential primary ballot.
Judge Jeff Masin said any child born of a citizen-mother or citizen-father is "indeed a natural born Citizen within the contemplation of the Constitution."
Law professor Victor Williams, who teaches at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., had challenged Cruz's candidacy in the June 7 primary.
It's not the first challenge the Tea Party Texan has faced. Cruz, who was born in Calgary to a Cuban father and American mother, renounced his dual Canadian citizenship in 2014, but has been challenged multiple times this election season about his right to pursue the Oval office. He has won other challenges in Illinois, Florida and New Hampshire.
Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno can approve or reject the court's ruling.