Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig Eyes Protest Bid for President

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 11th, 2015

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor and Internet-law expert, is exploring a run for president, The New York Times reports. Mr. Lessig, a prominent copyright scholar who helped found the nonprofit organization Creative Commons in 2002, wrote on his blog that, if elected, he would be a “referendum president” who would push forward a package of reforms and then promptly resign from the post.
Mr. Lessig has already opened his own campaign website, where he describes his proposed Citizen Equality Act, a package of three reforms aimed at fixing a “corrupt political system.” The legislation focuses on creating equal voting rights, promoting citizen-funded elections, and ending partisan gerrymandering.
Mr. Lessig said he would run, as a Democrat, if he could raise $1 million by Labor Day. As of Tuesday afternoon, he had collected more than $37,000.

No comments:

Post a Comment

To eliminate spam comments at restricted to registered users. Additionally, all posts are moderated to further prevent spam and off topic discourse. We strive to post all on topic comments.