Watchdog Flags Ethics Landmine for Biden Admin in Landmark Affirmative Action Case

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Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar received a waiver to argue a case involving her former employer

Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar

Kevin Daley • January 5, 2022 5:00 am

A watchdog group is asking the Justice Department about its decision to waive ethics rules and let the administration’s top Supreme Court lawyer argue a landmark affirmative action case involving her former employer, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

Protect the Public’s Trust filed a Freedom of Information Act request Wednesday for information about Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar’s involvement with a legal brief the administration filed urging the Court to reject a lawsuit accusing Harvard of bias against Asians. Prelogar, a former Harvard employee, is barred by the Biden administration’s ethics pledge from participating in the case…

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