Yale Law School was forced to cancel some classes Monday after students staged a walk-out protest against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, an alumnus of Yale Law School.
The students, dressed in black, staged a “sit-in” to demand a full investigation of sexual assault allegations leveled at Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, even though witnesses named by both women in reference to their respective accusations have failed to corroborate either story.
Ramirez alleged that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while drunk at a party during their freshman year at the Ivy League school.
Organizers, who planned the protest in connection with a number of anti-Kavanaugh demonstrations, organized around the country by NARAL, the Women’s March, and other “feminist” organizations, told the Associated Press that Kavanaugh is a “real threat.”
Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken issued a statement seemingly in support of the protesting students (though Gerken issued a statement earlier on in the nomination process praising Kavanaugh’s work as a lower court judge).
“The allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are rightly causing deep concern at Yale Law School and across the country,’’ she said. ‘‘As dean, I cannot 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.’’
Yale Law students, the Associated Press notes, are also traveling to Washington, D.C. for the nomination hearings on Thursday.