Ms. Rao cleared the Senate for that post with bipartisan support‚ÄĒunusual in the Trump era‚ÄĒafter an uneventful confirmation process. She‚Äôs certainly qualified for a judgeship. Ms. Rao clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas, taught for a decade at George Mason University‚Äôs law school, and worked in George W. Bush‚Äôs White House counsel‚Äôs office. She‚Äôs an expert on administrative law, which is valuable for a court that hears many challenges to federal regulation.
But here comes BuzzFeed with the scoop of the year that Ms. Rao ‚Äúwrote inflammatory op-eds in college.‚ÄĚ Yes, apparently this is why some people get into journalism. The story is clearly an oppo-research dump, probably from the left-wing Alliance for Justice, which is trying to torpedo Ms. Rao.
Ms. Rao‚Äôs sins aren‚Äôt that she was inflammatory but that she is conservative. Ms. Rao took a dim view of racial preferences in a piece about the great...
Jim Lincoln wrote: UPS, I'm a centrist, I am neither a left-wing nut or a right-wing nut. Admittedly, I'm endangered species.
No Jim, you are a self-deceived (because you view yourself a centrist) far left wing liberal. You prove it in your posts, quotes, and links. Alas, people who think like you dominate the news media, social media, educational institutions , and the entertainment industry. You are not by any stretch of the imagination alone or endangered .
It'll be just a formality that she will be approved. But one Republican woman senator raised some doubts.
Ann E. Marimow wrote: .... Rao, 45, faces opposition from civil rights groups and Democratic senators concerned about her work to roll back government regulations and about provocative columns she wrote as a college student.
She also encountered resistance Tuesday from Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa who recently disclosed she was sexually assaulted while in college....
excerpt from, "Legal Issues Neomi Rao pressed on past writings on date rape at hearing on her judicial nomination"
This is not an overly shor article so it gives you more details then is hinted at by the excerpts that I took from it. So it's well worth reading
UPS, I'm a centrist, I am neither a left-wing nut or a right-wing nut. Admittedly, I'm endangered species.
Jim let me help you out. You‚Äôre really liberal and the sources you use are really liberal. Your favorite fact check site might even have you on the far left but probably not seeing they see nothing bias with Media Matters
UPS, I'll probably make comments on judges, when they come up. Just to keep people thinking about their importance. Now if I was really liberal I would support this woman. But being a centralist she doesn't do anything for me, but if you are in lockstep with Trump you should have cited,
https://tinyurl.com/yc2p36hx (Trump appoints lots of white men to be federal judges. Here‚Äôs why it matters.)
Anyway, McConnell & the Gang will probably pass anything that Trump wants. I seriously doubt if this woman would be as good as Judge Judy on the Supreme Court, though.
No, Timothy, she does not have an impressive record. Now personally, she doesn't seem to be a drunken gun nut as the last pick for the Supreme Court was, but I don't see where she practiced as a lawyer let alone as a judge
It is possible not to pick a lower court judge for a higher Court, now that happens very rarely, especially when they first get a judgeship. So while it's legal to pick somebody off the street for a judgeship, they would want a woman (a woman judge, Timothy ) who had actual court experience.
Jim Lincoln wrote, ‚ÄúThe reason they are looking at her writings, is because she never was a judge and as such has no track record in that position.‚ÄĚ Jim, are you really that naive, or are you, like your fellow liberals, simply a compulsive liar? Rao has an impressive resume as an attorney and as a law professor. And here is a startling statistic: of the 3,294 individuals currently serving as federal judges, 3,294 were, just like Rao, not judges until they became judges. No, Jiminy, you know good and well that the reason they are examining her so closely is because she is a conservative, and that as such she may do something radical and very dangerous: she may actually uphold the Constitution.
Shane Croucher wrote: .... Rao has worked as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary and associate counsel for former President George W. Bush, among other roles, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Moreover, she is an associate professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. But she has yet to serve as a judge. According to Politico, she is also under consideration by the White House as a future nominee to the Supreme Court....
excerpt from, "Who Is Neomi Rao? Trump Nominee to Replace Brett Kavanaugh..."
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