I’m not sure what to make of this, but apparently Becker & Poliakoff attorney Ryan Pinder has possibly renounced his American citizenship and is running in a disputed election in the Bahamas:
The tax attorney was born to a Bahamian father, former PLP MP for Malcolm Creek Marvin Pinder, and an American mother. In January, Mr Pinder, who is employed by Florida-based law firm Becker and Poliakoff as a Nassau-based consultant, defended his right to hold dual citizenship in the face of criticism that it was inappropriate and unconstitutional for someone seeking public office in the Bahamas. At the time he called his dual-citizenship a “non-issue.” During the week prior to the by-election, however, PLP chairman Bradley Roberts said Mr Pinder had renounced his US citizenship prior to nominating as a by-election candidate on January 29. Mr Pinder had stated that his decision was a personal one, adding that he was not pressured by his party to give up his American citizenship.
Boy does that bring back some pleasant memories!
The last time I was in the Bahamas and renounced my American citizenship I got pulled into a three-day bender involving kiln-fired pottery, Monica Potter and…let me try to remember, oh yes — Justice Potter Stewart.
Say what you want, but that old coot sure knew what he liked (and liked what he saw).