Only in America can a person's story that could affect a major decision be heard before an audience of high-ranking officials, says Texas A&M University Law Professor Lynne Rambo during an interview with KRLD news radio 1080 reporter Andrew Greenstein. A professor of constitutional law and Supreme Court law, Rambo has required one of her classes to watch coverage of the Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh hearings. Students must provide 500-800-word commentaries on whom they find more credible. She stresses to students that members of the judiciary committee should "reserve judgement" before hearing testimony.
Personally, Rambo feels strongly that a Supreme Court judge should be "beyond reproach." She also finds Christina Blasey Ford more credible than expected, after watching her testimony. When asked if she felt Blasey's testimony is a nomination killer, Rambo says that it is a nomination killer because of undisputed facts and Kavanaugh's reactions.
Texas A&M University School of Law third-year students, Najmu Mohseen and Sara Vargas, also commented on the day's proceedings. Mohseen is disappointed that, in 2018, women have to go through this type of scrutiny. Meanwhile Vargas appreciates that the line of questioning doesn't resemble Anita's Hill's almost three decades ago. She says that she has learned through her legal studies that the presumption of innocence is an important part of the American criminal law system.
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About Texas A&M University
Texas A&M, established in 1876 as the first public university in Texas, is one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 66,000 students and more than 440,000 living alumni residing in over 150 countries around the world. A tier-one university, Texas A&M holds the rare triple land-, sea- and space-grant designation. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.