Skip to comments.Kagan's Disregard for Constitution While Dean at Harvard Law School
Posted on 05/28/2010 11:17:00 AM PDT by Welshman007
As most conservative writers have pointed out many times, the present Administration exhibits a shocking disregard and near-contempt for the U.S. Constitution. Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, is a perfect case in point.
(Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan walks towards the office of Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)).
While Dean of the Harvard Law School Kagan did not require students to study the U.S. Constitution at all. Instead, she required that they study foreign and international law.
The implications of such a mindset are enormous.
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The implications of such a mindset are enormous.”
You bet your ass they are...and the R party seems to have just rolled over. She should be Borked ... hard.
The law is the law, unless it says something Kagan objects to?
An ideologue and zealot willing to break the law because of a principle may make for a good revolutionary, but it makes for a piss poor judge.
ask Elana Kagan does United Nations international Human Rights Laws supercedes America constitution laws ?
If this witch winds up on SCOTUS, DON’T blame HER or OBAMA.
Blame the lame brain GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and members of the Senate who are Republican and refuse to filibuster her appointment.
This is an outrage.
May we have a show of hands of all Harvard Law grads who believe this ?
Anyone , anyone ?
How about any lawyer from any American law school ?
Anyone , anyone ?
Mike Klarman, Noah Feldman ,Larry Tribe , Mark Tushnet , You all put your hands down , we know you are going to fib because you teach Con Law at Harvard , we know you have no students .
And what is up with Brian Leiter, a very informed law professor at the University of Texas. He ranks the best law schools in constitutional law as follows:
1. Yale University 4.8 2. Harvard University 4.6 3. University of Chicago 4.5 University of Texas, Austin 4.5 5. Georgetown University 4.4 New York University 4.4 Stanford University 4.4 8. Columbia University 4.3 University of California, Berkeley 4.3 10. University of Virginia 4.0 11. Northwestern University 3.9 University of California, Los Angeles 3.9 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 3.9 14. Duke University 3.8 University of Southern California 3.8
Who would believe him ? What kind of Texan would leave Mineral Wells School of Law , Drive though Laundry and Barbecue take home off the list ?
If people in government and elsewhere can ignore the provisions of the Constitution with impunity, I think that something has to change. There are multiple, daily reports like this - what is the point? Who or what enforces the provisions of the Constitution?
Who cares? Who enforces? Who punishes transgressors? When the administration, the president, and others are scofflaws - what can be done?
Having ELECTIVE courses in Constitutional law is a FAR CRY from having REQUIRED courses in the subject. But then, you know this.
The other thing that you know is that it doesn't matter what ANY lawyer from Harvard or anywhere else believes about this, especially if they graduated prior to 2006, the year that Kagan implemented the change in the curriculum.
Anyone who graduated prior to that would not necessarily know a thing about it.
So, your point is bogus.