Skip to comments.Obama 1997 Finals Question- Help Two People Legally Clone a Human
Posted on 04/26/2011 6:38:26 AM PDT by rightistight
In 1997, Barack Obama was a "Senior Lecturer" at the University of Chicago Law School. On December 13, 1997, Professor Obama administered a final exam to his law students... The first question: help a married couple clone their only daughter.
The scene is set by then-Professor Obama thusly: Mary and Joseph are middle-aged parents. Their daughter, Dolly, was in a horrible car accident, after which she entered a "vegetative state." After discussing the issue, and faced with a "void," her parents have decided to clone her, even though the will that Dolly had left is vague about what she wanted after death.
Her parents also say that they heard her talk about cloning at least once and that they would like to use that as evidence that Dolly would have liked to be cloned. However, they live in the imaginary state of "Futura," which is one of the few states that has banned cloning.
You are Mary and Joseph's lawyer. You might expect such a complex question to allow the student to argue whether it is legal/constitutional, using evidence of their choice. But no. Your job is to help them clone their daughter, period.
The first question is decidedly vague: as their lawyer, you need to tell Mary and Joseph whether their "rights" are being violated if they are not allowed to clone their daughter. Professor Obama stresses that students "do not need to arrive at a definitive conclusion." However, he states that students should "consider" that a ban on cloning "does in fact encroach on some constitutionally recognized rights," but that the ban is "possibly" constitutional anyway.
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Mary and Joseph? Really? What a dolt.
Strange that someone who strongly advocates abortion, would also support cloning humans.
Morally repugnant!! Any law professor who asks his class to defend or propagate a morally repugnant idea is one who sees moral standards as obstacles. Yes folks, this is the end of America...
Does anyone really believe Barry wrote this question? I wonder how often he even showed up to “lecture”...
This is typical of Obama's reasoning. He takes both sides of an issue so he cannot be wrong!
Has anyone, anywhere said they took his class? lol
Is a Clone a Natural Born Citizen?
Do it anyway and lie about it afterward. You don't need no stinkin' law to tell you what you can and can't do.
That's what lawyers are for.
Only little people need laws."
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