Law Professors Want Obama to Oppose Piracy Agreement

A group of law professors are urging President Obama not to publicly endorse a proposed trade agreement aimed at increasing international cooperation in the fight to curb piracy and counterfeiting. In a letter set to be sent to Obama, the professors take issue with the lack of public involvement in the crafting of the agreement and are asking the White House to ensure that the most recent, and possibly final text, is subject to "a meaningful participation process that can influence the shape of the agreement going forward."