Alan Dershowitz says San Francisco lawyers won't get away with racial discrimination case
'This is one of the easiest racial discrimination cases ever,' Dershowitz said
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Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz says that a San Francisco discrimination case will be an easy win for the Election Commission's director.
San Francisco Elections Commission director John Arntz may have his contract terminated "driven in large part by the city's plan for racial equity," according to Cynthia Dai, one of the members of the commission, reported the Washington Free Beacon.
That plan requires that "internal racial disparities" are taken into consideration.
"The law is very simple. This is not Harvard University, which is a private university," Dershowitz said on the Wednesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "This is the state of California acting through the city of San Francisco telling somebody that he won't have his contract renewed solely because of the color of his skin."
Arntz is white and the commission voted 4-2 last week to "open a competitive search" for Arntz's position as Election Commission director. He has held the position for two decades.
"It's a clear violation of the Equal Protection Clause," Dershowitz explained. "I don't know how the San Francisco lawyers think they're gonna get away with this. This is one of the easiest racial discrimination cases ever."
California has not allowed affirmative action hiring in government since 1996.
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