Ex-AG Sally Yates to speak at Harvard Law's Class Day
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Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates will address Harvard Law School's graduating class at Class Day ceremonies on May 24, Harvard Law announced Friday.

The school said that representatives of this year's graduating class had picked Yates, who was fired by President Trump shortly after he took office, to headline the event.

Yates visited the Harvard campus in January to address students about the Obama administration's progress reforming criminal justice laws, encouraging students to become active on the issue.


Yates graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism before studying at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Trump fired Yates after she refused to have the Justice Department defend his initial executive order barring individuals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

A blistering statement from the White House at the time said Yates "betrayed the Department of Justice" and was "weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration."