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Six days before he withdrew from the 1987-88 presidential race, then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.), who was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, confessed that he had plagiarized a paper in law school, as the Washington Post reported at the time with the headline, “Biden Admits Plagiarizing in Law School.”
At the time, Senator Biden was also facing numerous other allegations of plagiarism, including lifting passages from British Labor leader Neil Kinnock, Robert F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, and even John F. Kennedy. Biden also misrepresented his standing in law school, claiming that he had graduated in the “top half” of his class when he actually was ranked 76 out of 85.
He further claimed that he had earned “three degrees.” In reality, Biden earned a B.A. with a double major (History and Political Science) from the …
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