Legal Research Discussion, law homework help

Conflicts in Laws

Sometimes, primary sources of the law conflict. For example, common (or case) law declared that a child born during a marriage was the child of the husband, even if the child was conceived before the couple met. Statutes were enacted allowing a man to have a DNA test if it were “scientifically impossible” for the man to be the father.

If you were the researcher for this type of case, how would you decide which path to follow in your research and how would you address the other school of thought? Be specific.