Sep 2, 2018

Elizabeth Warren's ancestry not considered in Harvard Law hiring

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An "exhaustive review" of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's professional history by the Boston Globe found that her claim to Native American ancestry was never a consideration during her hiring process at Harvard Law School or throughout her rise in the legal profession.

The big picture: Amid speculation of a possible presidential run in 2020, Warren gave the Globe every personal record in her possession about her time as a professor at six different law schools, hoping to put to bed allegations that her claim to Native American heritage helped her get hired. The Globe's analysis of the records, along with more than 100 interviews with Warren's colleagues and others that played a role in hiring decisions, yielded the same conclusion — that she was viewed as a white woman throughout her career.

Editor's note: The headline for this story has been corrected to remove the word "application" to better reflect Warren's hiring process at Harvard Law School.

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President Trump at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump tweeted during his India visit late Monday that Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should "recuse themselves" from cases involving him or his administration.

Why it matters: The president's criticism of the liberal justices comes after he attacked the judge overseeing the case of his longtime advisor Roger Stone, who was sentenced last Thursday to 4o months in prison for crimes including lying to Congress and witness tampering.

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Why it matters: Per the BBC, a police officer and six civilians "died in the capital's deadliest day" since last year's passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act — which allows religious minorities but excludes Muslims from nearby countries to become citizens if they can show they were persecuted for their religion — as President Trump and members of the U.S. first family are in Delhi as part of a two-day visit to India, though it's away from the violence.

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South Carolina paper The State backs Buttigieg for Democratic primary

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South Carolina newspaper The State endorsed former Southbend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Monday night for the state's Democratic primary.

Why it matters: It's a welcome boost for Buttigieg ahead of Tuesday's Democratic debate in South Carolina and the state's primary on Saturday.