Laurence Tribe

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American lawyer and law school professor, (1941 -   ), Shanghai, China

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Areas of Specialization: U.S. Constitutional Law
Laurence Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor for Harvard University’s Law School and a co-founder of the American Constitution Society. He earned his A.B. and J.D. from Harvard University. Tribe is a well-known scholar of constitutional law.

Among his notable clients have been Sun Myung Moon, the leader of the Unification Church, the National Gay Task Force in their case against the Board of Education, and was a member of Al Gore’s legal team in the wake of Florida’s “hanging chad” debacle during the 2000 United States presidential election.

Tribe has also represented corporations in their desire for a recognition of personhood, insofar as the right of the corporation for due process. Of late, he has been active in commentary regarding the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, and has drawn scrutiny for what appears to be an overzealous propensity for sharing information that has not been properly vetted for accuracy. Perhaps most specifically, his affinity for the Palmer Report, a blog given to exaggeration and hyperbole, has caused consternation among his colleagues.

His most recent book, To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, was written with colleague Joshua Matz and published in 2018.

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According to Wikipedia, Laurence Henry Tribe is an American legal scholar who is a University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. He previously served as the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Law School. A constitutional law scholar, Tribe is co-founder of the American Constitution Society. He is also the author of American Constitutional Law , a major treatise in that field, and has argued before the United States Supreme Court 36 times. Tribe was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2010.

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