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Web Legal Scholar Considers Run For House

Publication Date: 
February 21, 2008
The New York Times
Jesse McKinley

The New York Times quotes Professor Lawrence Lessig about his announced interest in running for Congress:

“It is very rare to have the chance to live in times where there’s the opportunity for fundamental change; this is one of those times,” said Mr. Lessig, a Stanford professor who is the founder of the Center for Internet and Society at the university. “We need to fix Washington now.”


About his opponent's politics he says: “It’s exactly that kind of behavior that I think is wrong,” said Mr. Lessig, who added that he would make a final decision about the race by end of February, the deadline to declare for the April 8 special election.