Intelligence Law School - Course 1: Lesson 2.4.6 Focus on Codified Legal Rules in this Lecture Series [HTML-Only]


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LESSON 2: PRIMARY LEGAL AUTHORITY IN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM


2.4 Judicial Decisions


2.4.6 Focus on Codified Legal Rules in this Lecture Series


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2.4.6 Focus on Codified Legal Rules in this Lecture Series

So, due to the lack of judicial involvement in this area, the courses in this series focus primarily on the blackletter legal rules contained in the Constitution, statutes, and administrative rules rather than judicial opinions like most traditional law school courses.

I’ll definitely cover any judicial decisions that exist, but the bulk of the material in these courses will center on the text of blackletter legal rules and how they are applied in practice by agencies.

I find this code-centric pedagogy to be a far more effective method of teaching intelligence law than the traditional case-method.

This is because of the lack of sufficient judicial opinions to cover many of the most pressing legal issues that arise during domestic intelligence operations affecting United States persons.


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