Roger Clegg

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Roger Clegg is legal counsel for Linda Chavez's Center for Equal Opportunity, a small vehemently anti-affirmative action group. Clegg was a former Deputy Assistant Attorney in the General Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice in the Reagan and Bush administrations from 1987 to 1991.

Clegg is a conservative political opportunist, simultaneously supporting racial profiling [1] as well supporting California's Racial Privacy Initiative [2] [3]

Clegg has also taken strong stands against permitting convicted felons to vote, claiming "People have to have a certain level of trustworthiness and loyalty to be allowed to vote. It makes sense that somebody who has been convicted of a serious crime does not have that loyalty and trustworthiness." [4] He has also stated "People who are not willing to follow the law should not be allowed to make the law for others, which is what voting is". [5]


Career Highlights

  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division (1991-93)
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (1987-91)
  • Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice (1985-87)
  • Associate Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice (1984-85)
  • Acting Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, Office of Legal Policy (1984)


  • Yale University Law School, 1981
  • Rice University, undergraduate degree