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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Professors and Politics

Over at TaxProf Blog, the indefatigable Paul Caron reports that 95% of the amount in law prof political contributions this year have been to Obama while 5% of the gross has gone to McCain. All told, 635 law professors made contributions totalling $623,472. 

This reminds me: if you're a Dem or simply interested in an attending an Obama fundraiser co-hosted by my friend Jeannie Suk (HLS), please get in touch with her or note the following: she is helping organize an evening reception with Larry Tribe as the guest of honor on Tuesday September 23, 2008 at 630pm in Cambridge. For more information or to RSVP please contact Kathy Gasperine at: gasperinek@dnc.org or (617) 381-4008. The money will go to the "Obama Victory Fund."

And if there are any McCainiacs with something similar to share, ie, a Republican law prof fundfest, please let me know.

Posted by Dan Markel on September 10, 2008 at 08:55 AM in Current Affairs | Permalink

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Wouldn't it be simpler if all three Republican law professors just had coffee somewhere? (See the top post on Leiter's site)

Posted by: anon | Sep 10, 2008 9:52:40 AM

Dang, anon stole my quip. For the Law Prawfs for McCain fundraiser, I was going to ask John McGinnis and Steve Calabresi if they wanted to meet John Nagle and me someplace between Chicago and South Bend . . . say, at Three Floyd's brewpub in Munster, IN.

Posted by: Rick Garnett | Sep 10, 2008 1:10:50 PM

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