Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kagan plagiarism whitewash

While the MSM is focusing on her political views and scant resume, there is one disturbing little detail in her past that hasn't received much attention. During her tenure at Harvard, Ms. Kagan apparently worked to protect two top Harvard professors from censure or dismissal following revelations that they plagiarized other works in some of their publications.

Harvard has had a very strict policy of suspending or dismissing students who have engaged in plagiarism, but applied a very different standard in this case to top professors shown to have engaged in the same practice during Ms. Kagan's time as dean of the Law School.

Apparently she was willing to bend the rules for the powerful, which is not a good quality in a judge, particularly a Supreme Court justice.

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