Skip to comments.Constitutional Law III, Prof. Obama, Autumn 2003 (Obama's Constitutional Law Final Exam)
Posted on 07/30/2008 11:36:55 AM PDT by mojito
Link only. Must read.
(Excerpt) Read more at graphics8.nytimes.com ...
However this is very revealing stuff.
It seems to me that most of the liberals attend a University in the State of Confusion, then they move to the State of Insanity.
Conservatives would have a greater problem with them than a commie-lib, but I would expect that a conservative in his class would've had a pretty clear indication these sort of questions were coming . . . .
Waiting to hear about this from MSM. HAH!
More instructive than the exam would be a study of how the resulting papers were graded. Did those who gave politically correct answers get A’s despite any actual shortcomings in the arguments?
That is exactly what I was thinking. I’d love to read some of these and the grades given.
the text for the related article is here. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/us/politics/30law.html?ex=1218081600&en=52a21a3c4501b456&ei=5070
It would be hard to write a more adoring, fawning article.
Interesting. Even if the State House and Senate vote a law in place with 2/3 majority and is signed by the Governor you have to find a way to get around it.
Yes it is telling.
Amazing stuff. Big surprise that gay issues come up first lol.
It looks like it was written by an 8th grader.
Sounds like the ‘professor’ is inviting students to subvert existing laws. Nice. I am NOT surprised.
I thought it was going to be his answers to the questions. That would be more revealing.
These exam questions telegraph to the students that they are to argue the left liberal position, even when it goes against the will of the people and the legislature.
Going against the will of the people and legislation enacted by the legislature makes liberals feel good about themselves and superior to the rest of us.
Is this a joke? I thought at first this was a joke.
Not surprising at all because it was a hot topic in 2003. Constitutional law professors like to pluck interesting constitutional issues that are currently bouncing around lower courts and have not yet received Supreme Court review. In 2003, that was gay marriage. The question itself was pretty straight-forward. Pros and cons, make a judgment.
I think what's pretty surprising is the second question that asks for an opinion on race-based initiatives. Seems out of place on a law school examination.
This is a college exam? Read carefully and think before you write? LOL the instructions read like middle school.
When I was in HS they handed you the test and a blue book and said OK you’ve got x amount of time LOL
Not bad questions at all. If you break it down to addressing the black letter constitutional issue (conservative part) then address the “public policy issues” (liberal part) you should be able to do the work and get a decent grade. That was my approach to Con Law I-III at SLU and it seemed to work pretty well.
There are a few mistakes (typos I assume). He must not have proofread, or he’s careless.
Or it is a scanner error.
It’s not college, it’s law school.
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