A NEW PUSH FOR BLIND JUSTICE

PREFERENCES FOR MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE UNDER ATTACK IN THE COURTS, IN CONGRESS AND ON THE BALLOT

You won't find an attack on affirmative action among the major clauses in the G.O.P. ``Contract with America.'' There were only so many battles that Newt Gingrich wanted to wage during the first 100 days. But just wait until the next hundred. The new Republican majority in Congress is getting ready to position Democrats as die-hard defenders of preferential treatment for minorities. (The fact that affirmative action also benefits women, making it potentially a bipartisan perk, isn't mentioned much in the present debate.) Last week Senate majority leader and presidential candidate Bob Dole let drop on NBC's Meet the Press that...

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