Pamela Karlan Wiki
Pamela Karlan was born in February 1959 and from the USA. She is a professor of law at Stanford Law School and a leading legal scholar on voting rights and political process, she served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Voting Rights in the United States Department of Justice Civil Division from 2014 to 2015.
Pamela Karlan, a Stanford law professor, employed an analogy about a Hypothetical disaster in a US state like Texas or Louisiana to explain why she believes President Donald Trump’s conduct in his dealings with Ukraine is worthy of Impeachment, BusinessInsider reports.
On Wednesday during the first public impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, she said “Imagine living in a part of Louisiana or Texas that’s prone to devastating hurricanes and flooding. What would you think if you lived there and your governor asked for a meeting with the president to discuss getting disaster aid that Congress has provided for? What would you think if that president said, ‘I would like you to do us a favor? I’ll meet with you, and send the disaster relief, once you brand my opponent a criminal.”
Later, she added “wouldn’t you know in your gut that such a president has abused his office? That he’d betrayed the national interest, and that he was trying to corrupt the electoral process? I believe the evidentiary record shows wrongful acts on that scale here.”
Furthermore, Karlan argued that President Trump “demanded” Ukraine’s interference in the 2020 election by pressuring President Zelensky to announce an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden’s ties to Burisma Holdings. She testified “Everything I read on those occasions tells me that when President Trump invited, indeed demanded, foreign involvement in our upcoming election, he struck at the very heart of what makes this a republic to which we pledge allegiance.”
Pamela Karlan Career
She started her career in 1984 as working as a law clerk for former U.S. District Judge Abraham David Sofaer of the Southern District of New York until 1985. Later, she went on to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun the following year.
After her clerkships, Karlan worked as an assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1986 to 1988. Then, Karlan taught law at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1988 to 1998. In 1998, Karlan joined the faculty of Stanford Law School.
She won the All-University Outstanding Teaching Award in 1995–96 and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 1997. In 2004, Karlan co-founded the school’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, through which students litigate live cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 2009, she was one of the frontrunners to be nominated to the Supreme Court. But Sotomayor was eventually nominated and confirmed to the Supreme Court. Later, in 2009 she asked in graduation remarks at Stanford Law School that “Would I like to be on the Supreme Court?” and added “You bet I would. But not enough to have trimmed my sails for half a lifetime.”
Pamela Karlan Age
How old is Pamela Karlan? She was born in February 1959 and from the USA and she is 60 years old as of 2019. However, there is not much information about her father, mother, and siblings.
She completed her education from Yale University and graduate with a B.A. degree in history and a B.A. degree in history. At Yale Law School, she served as an Article and Book Reviews editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Karlan is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the American Law Institute.
Karlan told Politico in 2009, “It’s no secret at all that I’m counted among the LGBT crowd”. She has described herself as an example of “snarky, bisexual, Jewish women” and her partner is writer Viola Canales.
Pamela Karlan Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of her is $6 Million USD as of 2019.