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Amy Chua’s daughter to clerk for Justice Kavanaugh after mom wrote favorable op-ed

Amy Chua with her two daughters
Amy Chua, author of Tiger Mom, with her two hapa daughters. Sophia Chua-Rosenfeld is on the left. Photo by David Shankbone

Author Amy Chua is being accused of unethically setting up her daughter for a clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, reports Yahoo.

Chua wrote an op-ed piece supporting Kavanaugh three days after his controversial nomination to the US Supreme Court. The 54-year-old justice came under heavy scrutiny after accusations from a former classmate that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s.

In her piece in the Wall Street Journal, Chua called Kavanaugh a mentor to young women. The Yale professor had placed eight women, including her daughter Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, with Kavanaugh while he was a circuit court judge.

The daughter’s clerkship will begin this summer and last a year, according to the Daily Beast.

The author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother previously had been accused of advising students to project a “model-like” femininity to the judge, saying “it’s not an accident” all his female clerks “looked like models.”

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  1. RE: Amy Chua’s daughter to clerk for Justice Kavanaugh after mom wrote favorable op-ed: As a big fan and tweeter of AsAm News, was wondering why it was necessary to identify Amy Chua’s daughters as “Hapa?” What difference does it make?


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