Additional Information on Peter Edelman

* Notwithstanding his disagreement with President Clinton regarding welfare reform, Edelman in 1998 joined 429 fellow law professors, including Laurence Tribe and Cass Sunstein, in signing a letter to Congress expressing opposition to Clinton’s impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice.

* In October 2006 Peter Edelman lent his name to a letter rebutting accusations that MoveOn.org was an anti-Semitic entity. Fellow signers included Eric AltermanHeather BoothTodd Gitlin, and Michael Lerner, among others. The controversy over MoveOn had begun when that organization cited, approvingly, a CounterPunch piece depicting American Jews as dual loyalists who, when evaluating government policies, consider Israel’s interests as much as America’s.

* Over the years, Edelman has made a number of campaign contributions to Democratic candidates running for both federal and state offices. Recipients include Bill ClintonRalph NeasTom UdallHillary ClintonJohn Kerry, and Barack Obama.

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