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Dershowitz: Ted Cruz one of Harvard Laws smartest students
Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/13 | Charles C. Johnson

Posted on 05/09/2013 7:44:25 PM PDT by Nachum

Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz ranks Sen. Ted Cruz among the school’s smartest students, adding that the Canada-born Texan can run for president in 2016.

Cruz was a “terrific student,” Dershowitz told The Daily Caller. “He was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian.”

“He had brilliant insights and he was clearly among the top students, as revealed by his class responses,” Dershowitz added.

Dershowitz also gave a high estimate of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren — who has decidedly different political views than Cruz.

Dershowitz says he and Cruz would often debate issues presented in Dershowitz’s criminal law class. “Cruz’s views were always thoughtful and his responses were interesting,” the law professor explained. “I obviously disagreed with them and we had good arguments in class. I would challenge him and he would come up with very good responses.”

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TOPICS: Canada; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alandershowitz; canada; cruz; dershowitz; elizabethwarren; harvard; massachusetts; naturalborncitizen; newyork; smartest; tedcruz; texas
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1 posted on 05/09/2013 7:44:25 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

But he’ll never beat out barry.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 7:47:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Nachum

Dershowitz wouldn’t say this if it wasn’t true.
He’s a FLAMING lib after all.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 7:48:53 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Nachum

Canadian and Cuban citizen Rafael Edward Cruz.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 7:49:52 PM PDT by ObligedFriend
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To: bigheadfred
Nobody beats out dear leader. He had a brightness contest with the sun and came in 1st place.

My democrat neighbor assures me this is true.

5 posted on 05/09/2013 7:49:58 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: ObligedFriend

American citizen.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 7:52:33 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Nachum
"...the Canada-born Texan can run for president in 2016."

He shouldn't, as he wasn't actually born in this country, but who cares what the Framers said anyway?

And no, I don't want to argue about it. I'm blue in the face from the last four years of that.

7 posted on 05/09/2013 7:53:09 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Nachum

IT’S Called “HAVING A BACKBONE”


8 posted on 05/09/2013 7:53:15 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Oh I believe it too he is soooo egocentric.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 7:54:04 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Nachum; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; GOPsterinMA; ...
That’s the thing I noticed.

The GOP has plenty of:
sellouts
closet Dems
Windbags,
idiots

But Cruz is a conservative who attacks brilliant. He doesn’t just make noise, he goes for the libs jugular. He is their worst nightmare. He is what I been asking for in my comments here for a long time, a very smart and tough fighter to make my day (better)

10 posted on 05/09/2013 7:54:46 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“American citizen” is not the constitutional qualification to hold the office of president in the United States.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:15 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

I know, but Cruz is an American citizen, not a Cuban or Canandian citizen.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 7:58:40 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Nachum

actually a pragmatic libertarian would not be a bad choice for the pubs in the next election. I have trashed them as much as anyone but only because of the rules-based dogma espoused by people like Ron Paul on foreign policy & 9/11. I could accept a libertarian with rational foreign policy views.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 7:58:56 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

At the time of his birth Rafael was not an American. Rafael Edward Cruz is an ambitious foreigner.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 8:01:14 PM PDT by ObligedFriend
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I’m not going to get into a big debate, but the requirement for President and VP, of course, is that he must be a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN. That has long been understood to mean a child of two American citizen parents born on American soil/territory. Neither Cruz nor Rubio qualifies as a natural born American citizen.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 8:03:23 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: ObligedFriend

LOL.
You’re a broken record.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 8:04:28 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ObligedFriend

Thanks for your opinion of Ted Cruz.

Sort of new hear aren’t you?

Just saying.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 8:04:29 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: ObligedFriend

Canadian and Cuban citizen Rafael Edward Cruz.
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I hope you’re not here to focus on trying to destroy the true conservatives in the Republican party.

I noticed your FR join date is March 15, 2013—Mama always warned be about the Ides of March. Betrayal comes in many forms.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 8:05:00 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: ObligedFriend

“Canadian and Cuban citizen Rafael Edward Cruz.”

You joined FR on March 15. Do you have a problem with Cruz? Maybe you would be happier on a liberal Democrat forum where you could dump on Cruz every day.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 8:05:18 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: ObligedFriend
An ambitious foreigner???

Tell who you like.

20 posted on 05/09/2013 8:06:45 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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