Tutor profile: Eddy D.
Subject: US Government and Politics
Is the doctrine of original intent universally accepted?
Many judges and commentators believe that the intentions of the Framers are impossible to discern on a number of issues. Others argue that the original intent, even if knowable, should not control contemporary constitutional decision making. these commentators extol the virtues of the living Constitution, whose meaning evolves according to what Justice Oliver Holmes called the "felt necessities" of the times.
. In Hamdi case what is the difference between Scalia dissent and the concurrent?
For me, he talks about the same due process. You can see the difference in Youngstown terms. Congress has not given the president adequate authority to hold enemy aliens without giving them more of an ability to challenge their status. Scalia says even if this were a box 1 case, the president would still lose. Scalia views the case as a rights case fundamentally -- no US citizen can be detained without charge, ever, unless habeas corpus has been formally suspended (which has not been done here).
To which law schools should I apply?
You have to take into account different factors: 1. Consider your GPA and LSAT scores. 2. Research first public law schools in your state. This is important because it will save you money in the long run. First, public schools are cheaper than private schools. Second, there is a myth that private schools are more prestigious. Many successful lawyers have gone to public schools. In addition, there is no data that prove that the rate of return on investment in private schools is higher than public schools. 3. You should consider particular areas of interest you have. for instance, if you like public health law, you should try to find a public school in your state that emphasize on that area.
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