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Senator says Kagan broke law at Harvard

Monday, May 17, 2010; A11

While Senate Republicans acknowledge that they are unlikely to derail Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, that hasn't stopped them from testing potential lines of attack against her.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, accused Kagan of violating the law when she was dean of Harvard Law School between 2003 and 2008. During her tenure, she continued the school's restrictions on campus military recruitment because of the armed forces' "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bans openly gay people from serving. Sessions blasted Kagan on ABC's "This Week" for enforcing the recruitment restrictions during a time of war, which he called "no little-bitty matter."

-- Matt DeLong

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