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Indian-American attorney Neomi Rao sorry for articles on date rape

Washington: Prominent Indian-American attorney Neomi Rao, nominated by President Donald Trump for the powerful DC Circuit Court of Appeals, has apologised for the 'insensitivity' in her college days articles on date rape and sexual assault.

Rao, who could replace Brett Kavanaugh on the the US' second-most powerful court, came under fire during her confirmation hearing last week over op-eds she wrote as an undergraduate at Yale, the Politico reported. In an article on date rape, Rao, 45, wrote that if a woman 'drinks to the point where she can no longer choose, well, getting to that point was part of her choice.' In a letter to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lindsey Graham and its ranking member, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Rao wrote that she had failed to recognise at the time how her remarks could be viewed as offensive.

'I particularly regret the insensitivity demonstrated in my remarks on rape and sexual assault,' she wrote.

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