Auros (auros) wrote,

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Professor Lessig goes to Washington?

Lawrence Lessig, esteemed Stanford professor, expert on copyright and freedom of expression, and progressive thinker, has started exploring the possibility of running against Jackie Speier for the Congressional seat opened by the death of Tom Lantos, on a platform focused entirely on reforming the system by which we fund politics.

Personally, I suspect Jackie will disarm this by simply taking the pledge he has proposed; she did in the past take money from insurers, but I suspect the ability of popular politicians to fundraise from individuals, in small amounts, has evolved to the point that she will be able to get by without PACs and corporate officers. Still, it'd be interesting having Lessig in the conversation.

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