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California AG Candidate John Eastman—D.C. Event



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My native state of California has suffered so much from attorney general Jerry Brown’s malfeasance (most prominently, in his failure to defend California’s Proposition 8 on marriage) that I am especially delighted by the news that constitutional-law scholar John Eastman has declared his candidacy for state attorney general. 

John is superbly well qualified for the position.  In addition to his position as dean of the Chapman University law school, John is the founder and director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public-interest law firm affiliated with the Claremont Institute.  As you’d expect from someone who both has a Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School and has clerked for Justice Thomas, John has a clear and deep understanding of the law.  He also has litigated numerous important constitutional questions.

Those of you in the D.C. area who would like to support John Eastman’s candidacy will be interested to know that former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese, former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett and others will be hosting a reception for him next Monday, February 22, at the Capitol Hill Club.  I’m pleased to be a member of the host committee.  More details here.

And, of course, if you’re not in the D.C. area (or can’t attend the reception), you can still support John’s candidacy.


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