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Harvard Law Students Demand School Stop Letting Kavanaugh Teach Unless He Faces Investigation


Harvard Law Students Demand School Stop Letting Kavanaugh Teach Unless He Faces Investigation

Students at Harvard Law School are calling on the university to stop allowing President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to hold a teaching job unless there is an investigation into the sexual assault allegations against him by Christine Blasey Ford.

“Will Harvard Law School take seriously the credible allegation of Kavanaugh’s sexual assault against a young woman before he is allowed to continue teaching young women?” Molly Coleman, Vail Kohnert-Yount, Jake Meiseles and Sejal Singh write in The Harvard Law Record. “Or will Harvard allow him to teach students without further inquiry?

“Unless a full and fair investigation is conducted, Harvard Law School cannot allow Kavanaugh to continue teaching its students and the Senate cannot confirm him to the Supreme Court,” the students continue.

Kavanaugh is currently slated to teach a course called “The Supreme Court since 2005” in the 2019 winter term.

Kavanaugh has taught courses at Harvard Law School since 2009, according to the HuffPost.

Kohnert-Yount, a member of the Pipeline Parity Project, a group that advocates for abolishing discrimination and harassment in the legal industry, told HuffPost that by allowing Kavanaugh to continue teaching, Harvard would place students in a “very uncomfortable position.”

Ford, a research professor in California, has accused Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed one summer while they were in high school in the 1980s. Ford alleges that Kavanaugh groped “her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it.”

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.


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