Yale Law Professors Cancel 31 Classes So Students Can Protest Kavanaugh


Kavanaugh has denied the allegations brought by Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor who accused him of sexual assault in 1982 when she and Kavanaugh were high school students in Maryland, and Deborah Ramirez, who accused him of sexual misconduct during the 1983-84 academic year at Yale University.

Forty-nine Yale Law faculty members signed an open letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee calling for Kavanaugh's confirmation to be delayed pending a full investigation.

A former Supreme Court clerk and Harvard Law professor explained how the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh are complicated by the personal motivations of those defending his nomination.

Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the charges.

On Sunday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, called for a delay in nomination hearings after another woman accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

"Everything that is being said about the advice I give to students applying to Brett Kavanaugh - or any judge - is outrageous, 100% false, and the exact opposite of everything I have stood for and said for the last 15 years", Chua said in a letter that was sent to the Yale Law School community. "He said if you want our statement, read the New Yorker".

Dana Bolger, a Yale Law School student and senior editor at Feministing, posted a series of tweets regarding the cancelations.

"The focus can't just be on the accusers and trying to bring their veracity into question".

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A fourth Yale Law classmate, Robert Rivera Jr., said that he "would be seriously shocked" if the allegations were true but suggested that an investigation would helpful. "But what I know is, I've never sexually assaulted anyone". She recently wrote another book about the dangers of tribalism, arguing that American democracy was fraying due to people developing stronger attachments to various group identities than they have to the national one.

Many said they continued to support him.

It said that the allegation came to the attention of Democratic senators through a civil rights lawyer. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Jeff Flake of Arizona won't let "Collins get to the left of them, so she's going to be the lodestar here".

"We're all in danger if allegations are all it takes to prove our guilt".

"I think it has soured me on her a little that I don't actually see her opposing his behavior or his appointees in any meaningful ways".

The three joined Yale law professor Akhil Amar, who once taught Kavanaugh and who also publicly endorsed his qualifications for the Supreme Court, in their collective assertion that there should be an investigation.

She alleged that Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party.

Garry, who was featured praising Kavanaugh in a television ad released last week by the Judicial Crisis Network, did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday.