Several Indian American activists have expressed their concerns about Indian American Neomi Rao`s nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court, noting several decades of controversial writings on subjects ranging from date rape to multiculturalism. Separately, a coalition of 54 South Asian American lawyers, law professors, and survivors of sexual violence sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee voicing their concerns about Rao`s nomination.Rao is the daughter of Zerin Rao and Jehangir Narioshang Rao, both Parsi physicians from India; she was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and graduated from Yale. Rao then attended the University of Chicago Law School. She is married to attorney Alan Lefkowitz and has two children.