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  Kagan Docs Show Support For Affirmative Action
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Last EditedJason  Jun 13, 2010 08:49pm
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AuthorJan Crawford
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News DateSaturday, June 5, 2010 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionWhile working as a domestic policy adviser to President Clinton, Elena Kagan emphatically agreed with a proposal to strongly defend affirmative action in the Supreme Court, while at the same time siding with a white teacher who was laid off instead of a black colleague solely because of her race.

"I think this is exactly the right position--as a legal matter, as a policy matter, and as a political matter," Kagan wrote by hand in the margin of a memo from then-Solicitor General Walter Dellinger about the controversial case, Piscataway Board of Education v. Taxman.
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