Saturday, November 15, 2003

OpinionJournal on Estrada

OpinionJournal has several excerpts from Democratic strategy memoes written when the Democrats controlled the Senate in 2001-02. One is particularly relevant to Estrada:
"The groups singled out three--Jeffrey Sutton (6th Circuit); Priscilla Owen (5th Circuit); and Caroline [sic] Kuhl (9th Circuit)--as a potential nominee for a contentious hearing early next year, with a [sic] eye to voting him or her down in Committee. They also identified Miguel Estrada (D.C. Circuit) as especially dangerous, because he has a minimal paper trail, he is Latino, and the White House seems to be grooming him for a Supreme Court appointment. They want to hold Estrada off as long as possible."
Any lawyer representing a plaintiff with a Title VII discrimination claim would love to come across a memo in which management described a job applicant as "especially dangerous" because he was "Latino."


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