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Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2013

{ trailblazer } Toward Justice for All In targeting perpetrators of human trafficking and protecting foreclosure victims, California Attorney General Kamala Harris ’89 is shaking up the status quo. 20 spring 2013 Among the multitude of rising stars in California legal circles and national politics, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris ’89 is capturing lots of attention—and with good reason. Pragmatic and photogenic, she is the first woman, the first African American, and the first South Asian to hold the post as the state’s top prosecutor. At wide-ranging venues and in challenging circumstances, Harris has made her mark as both articulate and audacious—scoring stunning electoral victories, first as district attorney in San Francisco before assuming her statewide post; standing up to big banks in securing safeguards for California foreclosure victims; addressing the Democratic National Convention and supporting the reelection of President Barack Obama, with whom she has personal and political ties. Even while media pundits speculate that she may be a possible candidate for governor or a post in the Obama administration, Harris is decidedly keeping her attention focused on her current office. Always committed and conscientious, she doggedly defends the interests of the people


Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2013
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