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Presbadge Legal Blog Watch has been following law-related developments in the presidential campaign (here and here). Here are some of the latest developments:

  • New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Democratic candidate, became the first presidential hopeful to respond to the Sunshine Campaign survey regarding open government. Richardson said he supports open government and "would ensure that the obsessive secrecy of the Bush administration will be rolled back." He also supports a reporters' shield law, would reverse an executive order limiting release of presidential records and would "use the bully pulpit of the presidency to protect the First Amendment rights of all scientists, including federally funded ones, to release all information to the public in the absence of a compelling reason to withhold it." He is less strong on cameras in the courtroom, saying, "each court must make its own determinations on what it is most comfortable with in each circumstance."
  • Slate's Emily Bazelon asks the candidates to name their legal advisers. All do, except John McCain and Hillary Clinton. The lawyer candidates ignore Bazelon's request for their LSAT scores. Joe Hodnicki at Law Librarian Blog says Bazelon's list (which he erroneously attributes to Molly McDonough, who blogged about it) missed some names.
  • TechCrunch, the blog of recovering lawyer Michael Arrington, announces its own political primary to select the "Tech President" candidate. Voting opened Dec. 18 and will run through Jan. 18. Included is a summary of candidates' positions on key tech issues such as net neutrality, IP and the "Digital Divide."
  • Informed voter, are you? Try this holiday political quiz from Gail Collins in The New York Times.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on December 21, 2007 at 04:49 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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