Montana AG Issues Legal Opinion Ruling Critical Race Theory Violates Equal ProtectionEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen on Thursday issued a legal opinion that found that using critical race theory in training and education programs violates the U.S. Constitution as well as federal and state laws. Knudsen issued his determination following a request from Superintendent of Public Instruction, Elsie Arntzen, who wanted the state’s top legal official to opine on the legality of teaching so-called “anti-racism” programs and critical race theory in Montana public schools. In his opinion, Knudsen said that activities undertaken in the name of critical race theory are discriminatory and done in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Article II, Section 4 of the Montana Constitution, and the Montana Human Rights Act. “Eradicating race discrimination is a legitimate and worthy goal,” the opinion states (pdf). “All Montana governmental entities can and must work …Read More

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