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Daughter of 'tiger mom' Chua picked as Kavanaugh law clerk

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Brett Kavanaugh has hired the daughter of Yale Law School professor and “tiger mom” Amy Chua, who praised Kavanaugh as a mentor to women after his Supreme Court nomination.

The court is confirming that Yale Law graduate Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld will work as a clerk for Kavanaugh for a year, beginning this summer.

Shortly after Kavanaugh’s nomination, Chua penned a Wall Street Journal essay extolling Kavanaugh “as a mentor for young lawyers, particularly women.” Chua is known for her memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” which describes her tough Chinese-style parenting.

Chua’s essay was published before Kavanaugh was publicly accused of sexual assault, which he denied.

Critics accused Chua of pandering for a clerkship for her daughter. Chua-Rubenfeld responded last year by saying she wouldn’t be applying “anytime soon.”

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