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Senate confirms Neomi Rao to DC Circuit in party-line vote
« on: March 13, 2019, 05:45:04 PM »
Senate confirms Neomi Rao to DC Circuit in party-line vote
by Melissa Quinn
 | March 13, 2019 12:50 PM



The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Neomi Rao, President Trump’s regulatory czar, to succeed Justice Brett Kavanaugh on a powerful federal appeals court viewed as a springboard to the Supreme Court.

The 53-46 vote to put Rao on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit split Republicans and Democrats as expected, as many Democrats were upset with her academic writings.

Rao was scrutinized for op-eds she wrote while an undergraduate at Yale University about date rape and sexual assault. She also came under fire for arguing against a ban on dwarf-tossing.

In one writing from 1994, Rao wrote, “It has always seemed self-evident to me that even if I drank a lot, I would still be responsible for my actions. A man who rapes a drunk girl should be prosecuted. At the same time, a good way to avoid a potential date rape is to stay reasonably sober.”

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Re: Senate confirms Neomi Rao to DC Circuit in party-line vote
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 05:52:38 PM »
The ban on dwarf-tossing was a travesty of justice.   If dwarfs want to be tossed for money who is to say they don't have control over their own body? 

Glad she was appointed. 

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Re: Senate confirms Neomi Rao to DC Circuit in party-line vote
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 05:56:41 PM »
Party line "no" votes are pure politics and have nothing to due with principles.
"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid."  -- John Wayne
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Re: Senate confirms Neomi Rao to DC Circuit in party-line vote
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 05:58:31 PM »
The ban on dwarf-tossing was a travesty of justice.   If dwarfs want to be tossed for money who is to say they don't have control over their own body? 

Glad she was appointed.

I agree.  Dwarfs have limited opportunities compared to non-dwarfs.

See?  I can't type 'Normal People' anymore.    :laugh:

If an athletic dwarf wants to make money and fame/friends being tossed around and/or across the room...who are we to interfere?

It's not like they're being held against their will.
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