Friday, June 18, 2010

Kagan: Affirmative action good law _ good politics

Associated Press
(AP) – Jun 4, 2010

WASHINGTON — As a White House adviser Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan indicated support for affirmative action as good law and good politics.
The Clinton administration was wrestling with how to weigh in on a case involving a white New Jersey school teacher who was laid off instead of an equally senior black colleague. Kagan endorsed a narrow legal argument to try to prevent a Supreme Court ruling effectively ending affirmative action policies.

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