*I am not complaining* but want to mention that ALEC seems to be one outcome of a process possibly traceable to Lewis Powell's memo of 1971, credited with 1/
“Pssst . . . Wanna Buy a Law?” teased the normally staid trade publication Bloomberg Businessweek in 2011 .2/
Some may gripe that this text relies too little on Jane Mayer's *Dark Money.* But Hertel-Fernandez' research (w Skocpol) *came first* 4/
Both books seem quite valuable.
On the Powell Memo: it is quite a document. Mayer does discuss it. One study among many: repository.law.umich.edu/cgi/viewconten… . 5/