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Doug McFarland taught law students for nearly four decades at Hamline, and also William Mitchell, Arizona Summit, and UNLV.  Hamline students elected him professor of the year in each of those decades. While on leave, he was Counselor to the Chief Justice at the Supreme Court of the United States for two years.  Later, he ran for the U. S. Senate from Minnesota.  He has published thousands of pages of law books and articles, an honest and humorous memoir of his political campaign, and a novel that reveals the inner life of the Supreme Court within the framework of a fast-paced mystery.  He’s now a recovering politician, a retired professor, and a writer. Doug and his wife Mary split their time between Plymouth, Minnesota, and Goodyear, Arizona, and like to travel.  Their four children are grown and out on their own.

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