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Harvard: Warren Got Job Only On Merits As Teacher

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A Harvard Law School professor and former Reagan administration official is calling "false" and "complete nonsense" any suggestion that Elizabeth Warren enjoyed an affirmative action advantage in her hiring as a full professor.

Harvard Law School professor Charles Fried, who served as U.S. Solicitor General under President Reagan, said the Democratic Senate candidate was recruited to be a tenured professor because she was preeminent in the fields of bankruptcy and commercial law.

Fried, a member of the appointments committee that reviewed Warren, said the subject of her Native American ancestry was never mentioned.

Fried said the notion that Warren "attained her position and maintains her reputation on anything other than her evident merit is complete nonsense."

State Republican Party Chairman Bob Maginn had asked Harvard to review Warren's hiring.

This program aired on May 7, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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