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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  September 12, 2008
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Law Profs Promoting Lecturer Obama

In fact, Obama has never been a constitutional law professor. (He's been a lecturer and law professors know the difference.)

Unfortunately, big media bias in favor of rookie United States Senator and 2008 Democrat presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. is paralleled by law school faculty preference and Obama's resume padding may not matter to either big media or law school faculty.

Wikipedia: "Obama taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years, as a Lecturer for four years (1992–1996), and as a Senior Lecturer for eight years (1996–2004)."

At TaxProf Blog, Paul Caron presents this summary of law professors’ contributions to the 2008 presidential campaigns (including primary contenders):

Harvard: 100% ($23,632) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans

Chicago: 100% ($14,158) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans

Michigan: 100% ($11,653) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans

Stanford: 100% ($8,900) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans

Texas: 100% ($6,107) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans

UC-Berkeley: 100% ($4,850) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans

Pennsylvania: 100% ($2,711) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans

Duke: 93.8% ($15,188) to Democrats, 6.2% ($1,000) to Republicans

Columbia: 92.7% ($6,390) to Democrats, 7.3% ($500) to Republicans

Georgetown: 91.9% ($25,990) to Democrats, 8.1% ($2,300) to Republicans

NYU: 91.7% ($5,500) to Democrats, 8.3% ($500) to Republicans

Cornell: 91.5% ($3,250) to Democrats, 8.5% ($300) to Republicans

Yale: 91.2% ($3,630) to Democrats, 8.8% ($350) to Republicans

Virginia: 77.8% ($15,097) to Democrats, 22.2% ($4,300) to Republicans

UCLA: 73.2% ($2,050) to Democrats, 26.8% ($750) to Republicans

Vanderbilt: 56.9% ($1,318) to Democrats, 43.1% ($1,000) to Republicans

Northwestern: 35.3% ($5,050) to Democrats, 64.7% ($9,275) to Republicans

In fact, Obama has never been a constitutional law professor. (He's been a lecturer and law professors know the difference.)

Did Obama passing himself off as what he's not make a difference, or would the difference in political contributions have been even bigger if Obama really had been a constitutional law professor?

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to,,, and and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

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