Yale Law School professors cancel class as students protest Kavanaugh nomination

Veronica Guerrero a student at Yale Law School and an organizer for the group Yale Law Students Deserve Better gets ready to watch Christine Blasey Ford's testimony with fellow students Thursday on the Yale campus

"We as law students want to say that the legal community is not united behind Brett Kavanaugh", said protester Madison Needham, "that Yale Law School is not united behind Brett Kavanaugh, that we do not think that his nomination should be pushed through and that he should just be put on the court without the accusations against him being given the proper investigation that the women who have brought them forward deserve".

Yet this is the same Brett Kavanaugh who bragged in his high school yearbook about his membership in "keg" clubs who hosting parties for other students with kegs of beer. They posted signs reading: "Yale Law School Students Demand Better" and "Stop Kavanaugh".

The president spoke a day after a second allegation emerged against Kavanaugh, a development that further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

"The confirmation process should be conducted in a way that fosters trust in the process and the Supreme Court, and that seriously considers allegations of sexual violence", Kent Sinclair and Douglas Rutzen said in a statement to the Post on Tuesday. She's waiting to make a decision until after hearing testimony at a Thursday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing from a woman who accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault during high school. Kavanaugh also has denied those accusations.

Yale students gather to watch the testimony together on campus
Yale students gather to watch the testimony together on campus. Credit Cassandra Basler WSHU

"I don't know what he means by that, frankly", Osler said. "Ever since I joined the faculty, I have admired him for serving as a teacher and mentor to our students and for hiring a diverse set of clerks, in all respects, during his time on the court". "I'm not going anywhere", he said in an interview with FOX News. She says the allegations are disappointing but not surprising.

Helen Rice, who described herself as a liberal Democrat, said Kavanaugh was "never anything but polite and respectful" as a friend, despite their political differences. The woman told The New Yorker that she was inebriated at the time of the alleged sexual misconduct but said she was confident in her recollection and hoped the FBI would investigate the claims. Noting that the allegations "are rightly causing deep concern" at the school and across the country, she said, "As dean, I can not take a position on the nomination, but I am so proud of the work our community is doing to engage with these issues, and I stand with them in supporting the importance of fair process, the rule of law, and the integrity of the legal system". "Who is to say an allegation couldn't be leveled against you or me?" she said.

Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh graduated from Yale University in 1990, but, his nomination by President Donald Trump has led to widespread liberal outcry in the media, on college campuses, on social media platforms such as Twitter, and protests. An editor's note said the two did not "did not wish to dispute Ramirez's claims". Please read our before commenting.

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