Who are your campaign's advisers for legal issues?
Barack ObamaLaurence Tribe, Professor of Law, Harvard University
Cass Sunstein, Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Jeh C. Johnson, former General Counsel of Department of the Air Force (1998-2001)
Gregory Craig, former Assistant to the President and Special Counsel (1998-1999), former Director of Policy Planning for U.S. Department of State (1997-1998)
Hillary ClintonI have a large and diverse group of advisers.
John Edwards(Note: these advisors have not necessarily endorsed Senator Edwards)
Julius Chambers, Director, University of North Carolina Center on Civil Rights and former director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Elizabeth Warren, Professor of law at Harvard Law School
Scott Harshbarger, Senior counsel, Proskauer Rose, and former attorney general of Massachusetts
Peggy McGuinness, Associate professor, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, and formerly a foreign service officer at the State Department for eight years
Allen Weiner, Senior lecturer in law and co-director of the program in international law Stanford University Law School. Formerly a lawyer at the State Department for 11 years
Peter J. Smith, Professor of law at George Washington University Law School. Formerly a lawyer at the United States Department of Justice
Bill RichardsonJim Lamb and Eric Schnurer are our legal advisors.
Christopher DoddDodd has declined to answer this question.
Joseph Biden(From staff) Sen. Biden relies a great deal on his own experience as a Constitutional law professor and the Chairman or Ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, but he discusses legal issues frequently with Larry Tribe of Harvard Law School; Walter Dellinger, acting Solicitor General for Bill Clinton; and Erwin Chermerinsky and Chris Schroeder, both of Duke Law School.
John McCainMcCain declined to answer this question.
Mitt RomneyThe campaign receives legal advice from members of the Romney for President Advisory Committee on the Constitution and the Courts, which is comprised of some of our nations top constitutional scholars and legal experts.
Ron PaulI dont have specific advisers, whether it's economic or foreign policy, we dont assign advisers, nor have we hired anybody. But I've had individuals I've looked up to and I've read what they've written and I've visited with them, as a matter of fact they've even come to my office to talk with other members of the Congress that I like to bring together for lunch. That is Bruce Fein, Andrew Napolitano, and Jonathan Turley.
These are people Ive known. But I've talked to them and had them to my office a long before this campaign even started.
Rudy GiulianiGiuliani declined to answer this question.
Mike HuckabeeHuckabee declined to answer this question.
Fred ThompsonThompson declined to answer this question.
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