Thursday, July 2, 2009
Alabama Tax Prof Susan Pace Hamill announced yesterday that she is running for the House District 63 seat in the Alabama Legislature. Tuscaloosa News: UA Law Professor Announces Bid for Legislature:
Hamill, a Democrat, on Wednesday listed the core principles that she said compelled her to seek public office. “I believe government must serve the weak equally as well as it serves the strong,” she told friends and supporters in front of Trinity Methodist Church. “I believe tax policy should be written not by those with the most lobbyists, but those with the greatest commitment to equity and fairness.
(Hat Tip: Law School Headlines.) Susan is best known for a series of pathbreaking articles applying Judeo-Christian principles to tax policy and for her strong condemnation of Alabama's tax system.
Update: For more, see the post by Susan's former colleague, Al Brophy (North Carolina), on The Faculty Lounge.