Girl (Senator) Interrupted: Women Litigators Feel Kamala Harris’ Pain

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For the second time in a week, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris was interrupted by her male colleagues, who told the former prosecutor from California to back off aggressively questioning Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. For women litigators, it’s a depressingly familiar dynamic.

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  • Justin

    Mercifully, our company works to foster a decorous spirit in all that we do. Our outside counsel, I pray, will continue to be respectful of others as well as effective as our advocate. Regrettably, Senator Harris, in my view, projects disrespect towards her adversaries. I ask you, to what end? Is her tone compatible with the world in which we would all like to live? She is a reminder that we shouldn‘t take things for granted. Howard University has always been highly regarded, not just for academic excellence, but for imbuing her graduates with a noble presence which projects civility of the highest order. Sad to see that the Senator does not subscribe to the teachings of her alma mater. I, too, believe that change is occurring. However, I see it trending in a direction opposite to those represented by the crass behavior of folks like Harris!! Perhaps the Senator should go back to the future by taking a refresher course at Howard!!

  • Justin

    Mercifully, our company works to foster a decorous spirit in all that we do. Our outside counsel, I pray, will continue to be respectful of others as well as effective as our advocate. Regrettably, Senator Harris, in my view, projects disrespect towards her adversaries. I ask you, to what end? Is her tone compatible with the world in which we would all like to live? She is a reminder that we shouldn‘t take things for granted. Howard University has always been highly regarded, not just for academic excellence, but for imbuing her graduates with a noble presence which projects civility of the highest order. Sad to see that the Senator does not subscribe to the teachings of her alma mater. I, too, believe that change is occurring. However, I see it trending in a direction opposite to those represented by the crass behavior of folks like Harris!! Perhaps the Senator should go back to the future by taking a refresher course at Howard!!

  • Ron Jordan

    For many women lawyers, black lawyers, people of color, diverse attorneys and professionals, the vitriol that accompanies our voices is always to shrill, loud and combative. White men using the voices are heroic, tough and manly, double standards has always been allowed. Our nation is in a crisis situation as the status quo is slowly dying and within this death knell, a letting go of the reins of power, but not without a fight. Our nation has changed, we are at war with those that can not see their power is diminished. Senator. Harris, is part of a generation that is pulling down the pants of power, they are embarrassed by her boldness and we that stand by her, applaud her for her strength.

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