Prosecutor fired for going to "white preservationist" conference
krooseve at law.upenn.edu
Fri Mar 3 10:41:30 PST 2006
Is it? Aren't white supremacy and communism different because the 14th
Amendment is more anti-white-supremacy than anti-communist?
Volokh, Eugene wrote:
> Any thoughts on the First Amendment issues? The natural analogy, of
>course, is whether it was proper for prosecutors to be fired for similar
>>From the Hornell Evening Tribune
>March 3, 2006
>Allegany DA fires 'white preservationist' prosecutor: Firestorm erupts
>downstate, with call for investigation of DA's office; Alfred U. will
>still allow Michael Regan to serve as adjunct professor
>>From Wellsville Daily Reporter and Associated Press reports
>BELMONT - Allegany County Assistant District Attorney Michael Regan was
>fired from his job as a county prosecutor Thursday over his attendance
>at a conference of "white preservationists."
>Regan was terminated following an investigation by his boss, Allegany
>County District Attorney Terrence Parker, who said he had received
>numerous e-mails expressing concern about the assistant district
>attorney's presence at a meeting of the New Century Foundation in
>northern Virginia last week....
>"It has become clear that his recent activities will continue to
>significantly disrupt and impair his effectiveness as an assistant
>district attorney and the operations of the entire district attorney's
>office," Parker said.
>Regan was quoted in Saturday's Washington Post as calling participants
>at the conference "white preservationists" rather than white
>supremacists, and saying U.S. policies on immigration, trade and
>demographics have put the country on the wrong path. He declined to
>comment in the days that followed....
>Wellsville Attorney Bill Gunner said he has opposed Regan in court and
>has never seen any "bigotry or bias toward any particular ethnic or
>religious group." ...
>The Anti-Defamation League characterizes the New Century Foundation's
>ideology as "intellectualized, pseudoscientific white supremacy" and
>said the group promotes "genteel" racism.
>The ADL's regional director for New York was among those who wrote to
>Parker, noting the article also quoted Regan as saying: "You can see
>European Christian Americans are an endangered species." ...
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