Thursday, July 10, 2008

In Respect of Congress: The Impossible Idea

Stanford University law professor Larry Lessig is disgusted with Congress. As well he should be.

Lessig wrote a few weeks ago:
I can't begin to understand why in a war where soldiers go to jail for breaking the law, the US Congress is so keen to make sure telecom companies don't have to fight a law suit about violating civil rights.
More recently Lessig had a "Huckabee moment." (Go ahead -- guess what that is.) Then certain polling data brought him to his senses.

But it wasn't the data you might think. Here's the story, both entertaining and profoundly discouraging:

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