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I got the Kindle. It looks terrific.
*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/
sparking an era of corporate judicial activism. Mentioned in bibliography but not in text.
Good opening!--
“Pssst . . . Wanna Buy a Law?” teased the normally staid trade publication Bloomberg Businessweek in 2011 .2/
... [on how] a relatively unknown group, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), could turn one bill idea from a business into “many, many, many laws” in exchange for hefty membership dues. “Corporations drop bills off at one end,” concluded the journalists, “and 3/
they come out the other, stamped with the imprimatur of a non-profit, ‘non-partisan’ group of state legislators.”

Some may gripe that this text relies too little on Jane Mayer's *Dark Money.* But Hertel-Fernandez' research (w Skocpol) *came first* 4/
and Mayer had used and cited *it.*
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/
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