released his birth certificate a few weeks back, and I'm surprised it didn't get more press.
He was born in Louisiana, so he is a citizen by birth. His parents were immigrants here on green cards. Is he natural born? It's an important question since Jindal is regarded as a potential future candidate for President of The United States.
Like President Obama, I'm no legal scholar. I do know that despite the insistence of Obama haters who TYPE IN ALL CAPS, the issue is neither simple nor settled.
I have four presumably unbiased links below and all are inconclusive, because such a case has never been decided in a US court of law. The US Constitution does not define "natural born citizen."
If anyone has some authoritative references, please share them in the comments section.
US Constitution - Citizenship
FindLaw.com - Qualifications
Eugene Volokh - Natural Born Citizen Clause
Eugene Volokh - Correction about Natural Born Citizen Law