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California Governor Pete Wilsonhas come up with a novel way to advance his war on affirmative action: suing the state that he runs. Moving to build on momentum from a recent Supreme Court decision that frowned onracial preferences in awarding federal contracts, the GOP presidential candidate today asked an appellate court to invalidate "various state laws granting racial and gender preferences" to minority- and women-owned companies. Wilson, recognizing that he once swore to uphold the California Constitution when he took office, reasoned as follows: "A public official has legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of laws which he has a duty to enforce."