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About Wunderkynd

"What is to give light must endure burning." - Vikto E. Frankl

American Citizenship Matters

Restless. One of those unanswerable questions circulates my system like so much caffeine. I am a being.  I have a body and limbs and a mind.  However, even animals have these and yet are obviously not human, lacking in legal rights … Continue reading

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The Least of These: A Tale of Judicial Power

One lonely night while pondering upon our great American democracy, I decided, at the behest of my GPA, to read a portion of the Federalist and Antifederalist Papers.  Rather than defaulting the authors for their rather dry, dispassionate arguments – carried … Continue reading

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A Step Towards Justice

Posted on behalf of Tyler Mastin. On February 5, 2014, Time Magazine published an article stating that the United States Department of Justice has stated that it is in the process of eliminating legal distinctions between straight and same-sex couples … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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English Plus Movement

U.S. denizens should speak at least two languages, English being one of them.  Language, and ignorance of it, is powerful.  It helps people to understand not only another’s perspective, but also another’s culture.  As discrimination is often rooted in ignorance, … Continue reading

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Apples and Nuts

Barrels full of crisp, delectable apples will always contain a few nuts – or rotten apples, if you prefer that analogy – just as the world will always have people who steal, kill, cheat, lie, and abuse.  The U.S. utilizes … Continue reading

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Team Brennan: Textualism v. Contemporary Ratification

During a class discussion on the interpretation of the Constitution, a student humorously stated that as long as the Supreme Court’s decisions were in alignment with their own views, then the process of how the Court came to that decision … Continue reading

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