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Marci Hamilton, JD Biography

Title:
Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“In response to the war on terrorism, the ACLU has gone into overdrive, telling the American people that the Administration is a reincarnation of the Star Chamber, and a danger to the Constitution. The ACLU is acting irresponsibly.”

Sep. 9, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law and founding director of the Cardozo Intellectual Property Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, 1990-Present
  • Columnist on constitutional issues, Findlaw Legal Commentary
  • Clerk, Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the US Supreme Court
  • Clerk, Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Lead counsel for the City of Boerne, Texas, in the landmark Supreme Court case, Boerne v. Flores, 1997
Education:
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • MA, Pennsylvania State University, 1984
  • MA, Pennsylvania State University, 1982
  • BA, Vanderbilt University, 1979
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the ACLU Undermine the War on Terror?