- Aug 26, 2007
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- San Antonio Texas
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Kagan: Affirmative action good law good politics - Yahoo! NewsWASHINGTON – 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.
The solicitor general wrote a memo saying the case could be disaster for affirmative action. In a handwritten note, Kagan said the solicitor general had "exactly the right position" legally and politically.
Kagan's stance is not a surprise and would put her in the liberal wing of the Supreme Court when it comes to affirmative action.
A chance to end AA, and she was against it, helped keep Government endorsed racism alive. Shameful.
The more we learn of this woman, the more we can see she's not interested in the Constitutionality of issues, but rather pushing an agenda.