January 2, 2008  ·  Lessig

As Reuters reports, Congressman Tom Lantos has been diagnosed with cancer and is retiring from Congress.

Lantos has had an extraordinary career in Congress. A Holocaust survivor and a Hungarian, he has been on the right side of most things in his million plus year tenure in Congress (ok, 26 years). In 2004, I supported his Democratic opponent on the principle that Democrats needed to express their opposition to the war at a minimum by opposing those Democrats who supported the war (and the Patriot Act).

But we are all sorry to hear of Congressman Lantos’ illness, and thank him for his public service.

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    Run, Lawrence, run!

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