In a text message sent out at around 3 a.m. today, Senator Barack Obama announced his running mate: Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., of Delaware.
Lawyers should be happy with Obama’s veep pick. There are lots of legal angles to Senator Biden:
- like Obama (Harvard Law ’91), Joe Biden is a lawyer by training (Syracuse Law ’68);
- he practiced law in Wilmington, Delaware, for a few years (before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972, at age 29);
- since 1991, he’s taught a seminar in constitutional law at Widener University School of Law; and
- he’s a longtime member, and former chairman (1987-1995), of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Legal background aside, are you happy with Joe Biden as Obama’s VP nominee? Sound off, in the comments.
Biography: Joe Biden [Senator Joe Biden (official website)]
Obama chooses Sen. Joe Biden to be running mate [CNN]