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Update: swamped

In Events, Thoughts, Treasures on October 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Wow, it has been a while since I put something here. The courses have started, and i have to say, it has been a bit rocky. The distance learning style takes getting used to. With the current family situation, I have allocated the nights for studying. Unfortunately there was very little guidance at the beginning of the semester. I seem to have taken it rather well, but a bunch of people are already complaining about superhuman efforts to cope with the material thrown at us. But I hope things will settle in.

In line with one of the courses, Legal Systems and Contract Law, I found something interesting in today’s Quote of the Day in the New York times.

“The Constitution is the rock upon which our nation rests. We must follow it not only when it is convenient, but when fear and danger beckon in a different direction. To do less would diminish us and undermine the foundation upon which we stand.”
JUDGE LEWIS A. KAPLAN OF UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IN MANHATTAN, who barred testimony from a crucial witness in the first trial of a former Guantánamo detainee.

I doubt that there is a better way of saying it. 1:0 against the National Security crowd and for Rule of Law.