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Marci A. Hamilton, JD Biography

Title:
Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“[I]t is not only the right thing for the Court to find in favor of Mr. Newdow and the principle of neutrality toward religion in the First Amendment’s Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses. It is also in the national interest to do so.”

Findlaw.com website (accessed Mar. 25, 2004)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to government and constitutional law. 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 government and constitutional law.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, 1990-present
  • Director, Intellectual Property Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Visiting Scholar, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Visiting Scholar, Center of Theological Inquiry
  • Visiting Scholar, Emory University School of Law
Education:
  • JD, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • MA, Pennsylvania State University, 1984
  • BA, Vanderbilt University, 1979
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Pledge of Allegiance Be Removed from the Jurisdiction of Federal Courts?