Madam Protests Planned Lecture By Ex-AG Spitzer at Harvard Ethics Center
Posted Nov 11, 2009 5:51 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A madam who supplied former New York governor and attorney general Eliot Spitzer with high-priced escorts is more than a bit aggravated about his planned public lecture tomorrow at a Harvard University ethics center, reports the New York Daily News.
"I am greatly intrigued as to what Mr. Spitzer could contribute to an ethical discussion when as chief executive law enforcement officer of New York he broke numerous laws for which he has yet to be punished," says Kristin Davis in a protest letter to professor Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School. Lessig is also the director of Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, which is hosting the event.
Spitzer's lecture apparently will focus on law and policy: It is titled "From Ayn Rand to Ken Feinberg—How Quickly the Paradigm Shifts. What Should Be the Rationale for Government Participation in the Market?" according to a Harvard website listing for the free public talk.
This is also the arena in which Spitzer has been teaching a course as an adjunct professor at City College of New York.
Lessig did not immediately respond to Davis' complaint, the newspaper reports.
ABAJournal.com (Mar. 2008): "Spitzer Resigns, Cites his ‘Private Failings’ "
ABAJournal.com (Nov. 2008): "Feds Won’t Charge Eliot Spitzer, Ex-New York Governor and AG"