Schwartz: Why GW can’t do what Kagan did

Junior Evan Schwartz, a Hatchet columnist, points out that while Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s decision to ban military recruiters from Harvard Law School’s campus in 2004 may have been justified, any change on the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy must come from the government, not universities.

Solicitor General Elena Kagan will likely be confirmed to the Supreme Court in the next few weeks, making her the fourth female Supreme Court Justice in history. But Kagan is under scrutiny as the confirmation process progresses, and she is facing backlash thanks to a decision she made while she was Dean of Harvard Law School. Her decision barred military recruiters from the Law School’s campus.

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