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Political strategy, criminal trial and Title IX analogies: we analyze the terms Blasey Ford set for Senate testimony




Committee Chairman U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) (L) and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (R) participate in a markup hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee September 13, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Committee Chairman U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) (L) and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (R) participate in a markup hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee September 13, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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Negotiations are ongoing between the Senate Judiciary Committee and attorneys for the Bay Area professor accusing judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Christine Blasey Ford is putting conditions on her appearance before the committee. They include not having to be in the same room with Kavanaugh.

AirTalk examines these terms in the context of legal strategy

Guests:

Laura Litvan, Congressional reporter for Bloomberg News, who is covering the Kavanaugh confirmation process; she tweets @LauraLitvan

Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush

Caroline Heldman, associate professor of politics at Occidental College; she tweets @carolineheldman

Lara Bazelon, professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law; she was a trial attorney in the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles for seven years; she has litigated Title IX cases

Jenna Parker, attorney in LA specializes in Title IX cases with Werksman, Jackson, Hathaway & Quinn, LLP