Living in sin: Kagan defended housing discrimination( writes:
Should a landlord be able to refuse to rent to an unwed couple based on a religious objection to cohabitation before marriage? When Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was asked that question in 1996, she answered yes. As a White House lawyer, she argued that it was “quite outrageous” for the government to force a California landlady to take on tenants she believed to be living in sin — anti-discrimination laws be damned. This news arrives thanks to a batch of documents the Associated Press obtained and made public Friday. (Interestingly enough, the AP reports that the William J. Clinton Presidential Library withheld memos Kagan wrote defending Clinton in the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit from today’s document dump.)


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