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Current Law Students / Re: Same-Sex Marriage/Massachusetts
« on: May 06, 2004, 11:04:24 AM »
OOPS...I meant this to be a reply to the same-sex marriage thread...not a new post.  Oh well..my apologies.

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Current Law Students / Same-Sex Marriage/Massachusetts
« on: May 06, 2004, 10:02:56 AM »
My two cents - or whatever it might be worth.

When discussing same-sex marriage as a legal issue one must look to the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution.  Massachusetts will begin marrying same-sex couples later this month.  There is a Massachusetts statute (M.G.L. c. 207 § 11) that states:  “No marriage shall be contracted in this commonwealth by a party residing and intending to continue to reside in another jurisdiction if such marriage would be void if contracted in such other jurisdiction, and every marriage contracted in this commonwealth in violation hereof shall be null and void.”  So the idea is that people cannot travel to Mass to be married if their domiciled state does not recognize same-sex marriage.

However, the Full Faith and Credit clause provides that other states must recognize the judgments, acts, etc. of sister states.  And, according to Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137, 176-77, when conflicts such as this arise between the Mass statute and the Constitution, the issue must be resolved in favor of the Constitution. 

Then there comes DOMA (Declaration of Marriage Act) which was passed in 1996 by Clinton...which basically tells the states that they do not have to recognize same-sex marriages under the FFC clause of the Constitution.  Although DOMA's constitutionality has never been challenged I believe it will be soon after Massachusetts starts marrying same-sex couples.  Many people feel that it is discriminatory in itself and/or Congress does not have the power to limit the scope of the FFC.

Anyway - there's a couple of different ways to look at the issue.  But, and it's a big "but"... don't put too much weight to my opinion...I haven't even applied to law school yet.  ::)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How can I brake this addiction??
« on: November 13, 2004, 06:44:38 PM »
Little-known Disgusting Fact #277:

Nope, nor do we (well, the real ones, at least) eat refined white sugar, as it is mostly refined with bone char

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How can I brake this addiction??
« on: November 13, 2004, 06:06:17 PM »
It's ok. I know I could've scored higher but I went through a huge breakup with my ex-boyfriend 2 nights before the exam. I contemplated on taking it again but I changed my mind. I didn’t have any time for my loved ones while preparing for the exam. Not even my sweet little sister :(


Anyway, what's in those Krispy Kremes that make them so addictive?

lard and refined white sugar and flour?

Do Vegans eat lard?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How can I brake this addiction??
« on: November 13, 2004, 05:16:04 PM »
FYI,

Elle Woods got a 179 on her LSAT.


HTH


Believe me I know  . . . I have the first and second on DVD. I'm an Elle Woods fanatic. I even have the same outfit as her.

Anyway considering all the hard work I put into practicing I'm satisfied with my lsat score.



Not really meaning to rip on your LSAT Score... just trying to give ol' Elle proper credit.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How can I brake this addiction??
« on: November 13, 2004, 04:52:05 PM »
FYI,

Elle Woods got a 179 on her LSAT.


HTH

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It's not a juror's place to make or attempt to make legal reform.

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Law School Admissions / Re: extra notes on invitation to apply?
« on: November 10, 2004, 07:13:53 PM »
My GULC acceptance had a hand-written note.  It made me feel oh-so-loved.  ;)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: When do schools fly you out to visit?
« on: November 10, 2004, 08:11:37 AM »
Thanks for the good info Ruskie.

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Law School Admissions / Re: GULC Open House/ Reception for admits...
« on: November 09, 2004, 08:19:47 PM »
Reminds me of buying bluebooks or scantrons before exams.  Kind of like buying your own noose on the way to your execution.

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