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    James Marc Leas

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    James Marc Leas was an engineer and a prolific inventor in IBM's Microelectronics Division for more than 10 years before beginning his patent law practice. In January, 1993 he transferred from engineering to IBM's intellectual property law department and worked as an in-house IBM patent agent for almost 9 years. He opened his own outside patent law practice in November, 2000 while continuing to work for IBM in-house part-time. On September 1, 2001 he left IBM to pursue his own practice as a patent attorney full time. James wrote or prosecuted well over one hundred patent applications for IBM. James graduated from MIT with a B.S. in biology. He earned an M.S. in physics and completed all requirements toward the PhD in physics except the dissertation from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. James was admitted to the patent bar as a patent agent in 1990. He read for the Vermont bar while working in IBM's Intellectual Property Law Department and was admitted as a Vermont attorney and as a patent attorney in 1998. James has many publications on technical and non-technical topics and holds <a href="http://vermontpatentlawyer.com/myinvent.htm">40 patents</a> in his own name as an inventor.
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      Constitutional Amendment Not Needed: Congress Already Has a Remedy

      by | 2, Add your Comment | Jan 17, 2012
      Constitutional Amendment Not Needed: Congress Already Has a Remedy

      Although the Constitution already includes a remedy, certain elected officials and public interest organizations are advocating for a constitutional amendment to overturn recent Supreme Court decisions that have corrupted elections, public officials and government. They are using Vermont town meetings as a springboard for the campaign. Critics of the constitutional amendment approach point out that an amendment would not solve the problem, legitimizes the Supreme Court seizure of power over elections, would keep the Supreme Court in charge and diverts from a solution already in the Constitution that more effectively solves the problem with far less effort. The simpler alternative that is already available in the Constitution deserves attention.

      Supreme Court decisions legalizing private interest financing of election campaigns have enabled a vast increase in private interest control over our federal government. The 1 percent contribute hundreds of millions of dollars in election campaigns to empower themselves and disempower the 99 percent. To keep that money flowing to themselves, elected officials waste enormous sums of taxpayer’s money on government contracts, subsidies, bailouts, wars and tax cuts for the rich.

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