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  •  Something I did not know (none)
    based on the mewling that comes from the right about Biden. He was cleared of the College Plagiarism charge awhile back.

    From the New York Times, May 31, 1989

    [FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, MAY 31, 1989]

    Delaware Court Clears Senator of Plagiarism

    Wilmington, Del., May 29--Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. was cleared of allegations that he committed plagiarism in law school by a panel under the authority of the Delaware Supreme Court, The News Journal reported here Sunday.

    Senator Biden, Democrat of Delaware, withdrew from the 1988 Presidential campaign after accusations that he had quoted the British Labor Party leader, Neil Kinnock, without attribution and had plagiarized an article while attending Syracuse University's law school.

    Mr. Biden called his failure to attribute the quotes to Mr. Kinnock an oversight.

    The alleged law school plagiarism involved an essay Mr. Biden wrote in 1965 for an introductory class on legal methodology.

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