Kavanaugh defender Amy Chua's daughter gets Supreme Court job with Kavanaugh

  
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Kavanaugh defender Amy Chua's daughter gets Supreme Court job with Kavanaugh

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Kavanaugh defender Amy Chua's daughter gets Supreme Court job with Kavanaugh



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Kavanaugh defender Amy Chua’s daughter gets Supreme Court clerkship with Kavanaugh








Three days after President Trump  nominated Brett Kavanaugh  as his pick for the Supreme Court, the Wall Street Journal published  an op-ed  by Amy Chua, a Yale Law professor better known as the author of the 2011 parenting memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” who praised Kavanaugh as a mentor to young women.

Chua, a member of the school’s clerkships committee, had placed eight women with Kavanaugh, including her daughter Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, who had been accepted to serve with Kavanaugh, then a circuit court judge.

Some critics  called the op-ed self-serving , arguing that Chua was simply setting her daughter up for a Supreme Court clerkship once Kavanaugh was confirmed.

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Amy Chua, Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld and Brett Kavanaugh (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images, Doug Mills/New York Times via AP, Pool)

In her op-ed, Chua preemptively denied the claim, saying her daughter would “probably” look for a different clerkship if Kavanaugh landed on the nation’s highest court. (In a tweet, Sophia, who graduated from Yale Law in 2018, said she was planning to join the Army and would not be “applying to SCOTUS anytime soon.“)


On Monday, the Supreme Court  announced  that Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld had been hired by Kavanaugh for a clerkship beginning in October.

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Neither Chua nor her daughter responded to requests from Yahoo News for comment.

Kavanaugh was  confirmed to the Supreme Court in October  following a bitterly divisive nomination fight that included allegations of misbehavior from multiple women, which he denied. During  his confirmation hearing , Christine Blasey Ford testified that Kavanaugh had attempted to rape her at a party when they were teenagers.

While the Senate weighed those allegations, the Guardian first reported that Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, advised female students that it was “not an accident” that Kavanaugh’s female law clerks all “looked like models” and to project a “model-like” femininity if they wanted to clerk for him.

Chua  denied  the allegations.

“For the more than ten years I’ve known him, Judge Kavanaugh’s first and only litmus test in hiring has been excellence,”  she said in a subsequent statement . “As I wrote in the Wall Street Journal, he has also been an exceptional mentor to his female clerks. Among my proudest moments as a parent was the day I learned our daughter would join those ranks.”

Rubenfeld himself was  the subject of an internal investigation at Yale  concerning allegations of inappropriate behavior with female students.



















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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    5 months ago

Most definitely a 'if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' kind of deal.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1    5 months ago

I Don't see it that way, it's more like two like minded people. I'd appoint her too.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    5 months ago

While the Senate weighed those allegations, the Guardian first reported that Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, advised female students that it was “not an accident” that Kavanaugh’s female law clerks all “looked like models” and to project a “model-like” femininity if they wanted to clerk for him.

Chua  denied  the allegations.

“For the more than ten years I’ve known him, Judge Kavanaugh’s first and only litmus test in hiring has been excellence,”  she said in a subsequent statement . “As I wrote in the Wall Street Journal, he has also been an exceptional mentor to his female clerks. Among my proudest moments as a parent was the day I learned our daughter would join those ranks.”

Rubenfeld himself was  the subject of an internal investigation at Yale  concerning allegations of inappropriate behavior with female students.

Surprise, Surprise!

 
 
 
Ronin2
3  Ronin2    5 months ago

Is her daughter qualified to be a Supreme Court Clerk or not? Yes or no, simple answer.

The daughter has interned for Kavanaugh before, and is a Yale graduate. So unless you have solid proof otherwise there is no reason she shouldn't get the position.

Unless, you are trying to hold Kavanaugh to a different standard than other judges and elected officials that hire campaign contributors, family members, and their friends?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/18/campaign-funds-nepotism-relatives-payroll-congress/1991251/

https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pat-quinn-democrats-idot-patronage-met-0425-20170424-story.html

 
 
 
Heartland American
3.1  Heartland American  replied to  Ronin2 @3    5 months ago

Holding Republicans to different standards is par for the course for the progressives.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Heartland American @3.1    5 months ago

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Tessylo
3.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Heartland American @3.1    5 months ago

What actual standards do republicans adhere to?

 
 
 
Tessylo
4  seeder  Tessylo    5 months ago

If it weren't for double standards, well . . . 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
5  Bob Nelson    5 months ago

Nepotism, corruption, ... 
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Tacos!
6  Tacos!    5 months ago

It's certainly worthy of a look. It's definitely a red (or some other color) flag. However, if she is qualified, she shouldn't be denied solely because of connections any more than she should be accepted solely because of them.

 
 
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