Wednesday, June 30, 2010

 

"Separate But Equal" - Harvard Law-style

Elena Kagan at her confirmation hearings defended her restrictions on military recruiters’ access to the Harvard Law Office of Career Services:

“She said she welcomed the military, and believed her policy of requiring recruiters to work through a student veterans group — first set by a predecessor — was a valid compromise.

"We were trying to make sure that military recruiters had full and complete access to our students, but we were also trying to protect our own antidiscrimination policy and to protect the students whom it is ... supposed to protect, which in this case were our gay and lesbian students," Kagan said.”  Kagan insists she didn't block military at Harvard

In other words, everything was cool because the military had “separate but equal” access.

This follows – with no apparent sense of irony - her extolling the virtue of constitutional changes via court decision, specifically citing the overturn of Plessy...you know, the Court decision that first introduced the “separate but equal” logic.

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