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Lawrence Lessig

Lester Lawrence Lessig III is an American academic, attorney, and political activist. He is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the former director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Lessig was a candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for president of the United States in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but withdrew before the primaries. Lessig is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications. In 2001, he founded Creative Commons, a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon and to share legally. Prior to his most recent appointment at Harvard, he was a professor of law at Stanford Law School, where he founded the Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago.


Justices Fear 'Chaos' If Electoral College Delegates Have Free Rein

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig, representing the electors, told the court that the founders...

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The Supreme Court v. the coronavirus - The Boston Globe

It is difficult to say whether these changes make the process better or worse. The format is the...

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Justices hear election year cases over 'faithless electors'

The Supreme Court is taking up an unusual voting issue that could have important consequences for...

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Supreme Court considers ‘faithless’ presidential electors and finds more questions than answers

After more than two hours of argument in the court’s final scheduled teleconference hearing — and...

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AP Courtside: Supreme Court hangs up on phone arguments

The Supreme Court has held two weeks of arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Meet the faithless electors: How a call between a tech worker and a Jamba Juice employee turned into...

How Justice Happens takes a look behind the scenes of Supreme Court litigation at the people...

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Supreme Court justices worry about 'chaos' in Electoral College dispute

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday grilled a lawyer advocating that "electors" in the complex...

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Supreme Court hears arguments over whether 'faithless electors' can ignore states' popular vote

The Supreme Court sought Wednesday to resolve a time-sensitive dispute over a unique aspect of...

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⇲ Hey #bcm112 Check out Free Culture! Lawrence Lessig discusses how media industries use technology to influence creative culture. It's great for understanding Intellectual Property management and it’s relationship with Industry Content Control.

⇲ Lawrence Lessig on what it's like to argue by phone before the U.S. Supreme Court @lessig via @GlobeOpinion

⇲ "When politicians say that change is impossible, we must say, 'That's just irrelevant.'" -Lawrence Lessig…

⇲ Missed this one this week! Good old Lawrence Lessig. Chiafalo v. Washington | Oyez…

⇲ “In the current election cycle, 158 families have given half the money to candidates.” — Lawrence Lessig That’s a banana republic democracy; that’s not an American democracy.” #UnequalDistributionOfWealth

⇲ RSVP this week: Professor Lawrence Lessig will be live YouTube to discuss reforming democracy amid COVID19 @lessig

⇲ “The most powerful, sexy and well loved lobbies really has as its aim, not the protection of “property,” but the rejection of a tradition... their aim is to assure that all there is, is what is theirs.” - Lawrence Lessig. Me when I write my name on the leftover food. #bcm112

⇲ I'm hearing Lawrence @Lessig argue in the Supreme Court "At issue is whether presidential electors are free to vote their conscience."…

⇲ The only boomer that got it was Lawrence Lessig from Stanford Law back in 2000. But no one listened haha

⇲ Lawrence Lessig hitting it with the facts #bcm112

⇲ I’m attending The Democratic National Committee’s event, “Reforming Democracy with Prof. Lawrence Lessig” – sign up now to join me!…

⇲ Lawrence Lessig's "Republic, Lost: The Corruption of Equality and the Steps to End It"

⇲ In @GlobeOpinion: @Harvard_Law Professor Lawrence @Lessig writes the first draft of history on arguing before the US Supreme Court during the coronavirus pandemic.

⇲ Your son is wise! "Every generation welcomes the pirates from the last." - Lawrence Lessig (@lessig)

⇲ Congress spends time fundraising from a small subset of the population, they respond to their donors. We are in effect auctioning seats to the highest bidder. But if elections are publicly funded, politicians are depending on the people for their support.…

⇲ In the SCOTUS oral Chiafalo v. Washington Oral Argument this morning Lawrence Lessig is getting his ass kicked by the Justices.

⇲ One of our favorite TEDxMarin speakers. Lawrence Lessig - self reflecting after arguing a case at this week's Supreme Court. Great stuff... Great man...…

⇲ I would vote for Weld, as I would vote for Lawrence Lessig, but that would not increase the chances of Trump being voted out. Guess I’ll have to go to the other side. I’m tired of the stooge-in-chief.

⇲ I met you a while ago at the Lawrence Lessig presentation. I'm a huge fan and supporter.




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