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Current Law Students / Re: Presidential Hopeful
« on: September 03, 2008, 12:17:28 PM »

He left Chicago for three years to study law at Harvard University, where he was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude.



At Punahou (high school) obama tried drugs and let his grades slip in his final years of high school. Teachers and fellow students at Punahou say that Obama wasn't a straight-A student, but they had high expectations for him. One of his teachers, Kusunoki, who has taught at Punahou for 33 years, adds that "[he] was very gifted, and I knew he'd do great things. But this well? On this stage? I never expected that."


How can someone who has not been at the top of his class in high school go ahead and become president of harvard law review? Anyone?!


Barack Obama, whom George W. Bush called "the pope," is America's new deity in the cult-of-personality. Obama who spoke eloquently against the federal marriage amendment, has launched the biggest Madison Avenue public relations snow job in American history. Witness the manufacture of consent. He boasts of being a "big believer" in the revered doctrine of separation of church and state. He has no legal objections to the gruesome process of partial-birth abortion, even though it is repugnant to his Christian beliefs. It's a woman's right to choose, you see. We must respect separation of church and state. It's the law. However, same-sex couples must be denied the fundamental right of civil marriage. He offers no legal reasons mind you. Oh no. This civil rights lawyer never states legal reasons. It's his "deep faith" you see, his "church history," and the "religious connotations" to marriage that mandate we be kept "separate but [not] equal." So much for being a big believer in separation of church and state.

If a civil rights lawyer walked into court and argued that fundamental civil rights should be denied solely for metaphysical reasons one could fairly wonder if he were a charlatan who found his law degree in a box of Cracker Jack. Legally, Obama's position on civil marriage is intellectual rubbish. Audacity indeed!

To demonstrate tolerance, however, he would enact prejudice into law with a civil union substitute for fundamental rights. This would institutionalize second-class citizenship while relegating gays to our own Jim Crow railroad car on America's new Freedom Train. It's not mere audacity but downright chutzpah, for an African American civil rights lawyer to oppose due process and equal protection for no reason other than deep faith and religious connotations. This demonstrates contempt for the doctrine of separation of church and state to which he pays lip-service. If one of Obama's law students gave his answer on a right to marry hypothetical s/he'd deservedly flunk the exam and might better serve the interests of justice by selling shoes at Macy's.

Unlike the revered Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, who used religious faith to fight against discrimination and exorcize it from the law, Obama's approach uses religion as an excuse to deny civil rights and legislate prejudice into law.

In fact, there is not a single quote from the bible condemning abortion. Fact.

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Well, this is obviously unfair. On that, you are definitely right. This particular practice should be banned. But I don't think this represents the norm. And the question was whether these types of scholarships, in general, should be banned.  As to this, I maintain that these scholarships are fair, as long as schools don't participate in this sort of section stacking.

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Remember that the reason that schools are giving out these scholarships is because they believe that a student will perform well enough (both in school and in the workplace) to make their school look good. If a student can't meet these expectations, then the school really loses their incentive to give away money. I think that as long as there is full disclosure about what GPA is required (and what the curve is), then it is potential students' responsibility to decide if they think the risk is worth it.

They definitely should not be banned.

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Incoming 1Ls / Clerkship to biglaw
« on: August 31, 2008, 03:47:19 PM »
So, say you work your 2L Summer at a firm and get an offer. Is it common for that offer to stand if you decide to take a clerkship for a year after law school? If so, is this something that you would need to tell the firm that you were interested in during your 2L interview, during your time as an SA, or later?

I'm not sure this is something I'd want to do, but just wondering how firms dealt with this.

Any insight is much appreciated.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2011
« on: August 30, 2008, 08:11:04 PM »
Best drycleaner with one-day turnaround in HP? I go to the one at 51st and Blackstone but they take 3 days and my OCI shirts need cleaned on a faster turnaround.

On 53rd, next to Ribs n Bibs

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: iraq timetable
« on: August 30, 2008, 01:04:17 AM »
what facts? I've been the one citing facts. You speak in meaningless metaphors and emotional appeals.



genocide exists...hussein was a genocidal murderer...hussein was caught and hanged...his two sons were killed...

Oh, awesome, so the husseins only cost us 25,000 innocent civilians apiece.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: iraq timetable
« on: August 30, 2008, 12:50:04 AM »
what facts? I've been the one citing facts. You speak in meaningless metaphors and emotional appeals.


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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2011
« on: August 30, 2008, 12:36:40 AM »
I've only had Thai 55 so far, but the pineapple fried rice is awesome.

Where is the Snail?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: iraq timetable
« on: August 30, 2008, 12:30:20 AM »
I think that we are starting from different premises.  This argument will go nowhere.

But your prophetic language is unsupported. If anything I think that the truth of the matter is that the tide of opinion is turning away from your position.

...bashir and the furs...

bashir will be removed...and punished for his crimes.

my language is not prophetic...look at the genocidal murderers in human history...look at the facts..

You tell me to look at the facts but argue that genocidal dictators began with hitler. In fact, genocide, while certainly more prevalent in the last century, is an unfortunate fact of human history, as a whole. WE MUST RISE ABOVE SENSELESS VIOLENCE. Whatever the good intentions of your argument, the consequences of your suggestions will fail those we intend to help almost as badly as they will fail the U.S.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: iraq timetable
« on: August 30, 2008, 12:12:43 AM »
I think that we are starting from different premises.  This argument will go nowhere.

You speak of the problem of "treating human bodies as meaningless shells" at the same time as you justify a war thats killed nearly 100,000. We are not world police. You would have us save others lives at the expense of our own AND THEIRS.  Your strategy fails to protect us, fails to protect others, sinks our economy, and  turns the tide of global opinion AGAINST us in the same global world that you seem so concerned about.  You seem to think that a good argument for war is that "those bastards deserve it." But if we don't consider the consequences, then we are acting ignorantly and we are WRONG.

But your prophetic language is unsupported. If anything I think that the truth of the matter is that the tide of opinion is turning away from your position.

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