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Let immigrants run

It's time to amend the Constitution to allow naturalized citizens to run for president, Pepperdine University law school dean Ken Starr said last week during a visit to the University of Kansas School of Law. Starr, a former federal judge and solicitor general best known for leading the Whitewater-Lewinsky investigation, noted that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (born in Austria) and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (Canada) are among those constitutionally barred from the White House. "I think that was a very understandable provision at the founding, but it has long since outlived its usefulness," Starr said.