Kavanaugh exits Harvard after students, in letter, ask for rescinding appointment

Kavanaugh exits Harvard after students, in letter, ask for rescinding appointment

Kavanaugh exits Harvard after students, in letter, ask for rescinding appointment

After an emotional couple of weeks surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, Harvard Law School announced to their students that the nominee will not be returning to a class that was set to start in 2019, according to the Harvard Crimson.

"We believe that Judge Kavanaugh's appointment as an HLS lecturer sends a message to law students, and in particular female students, that powerful men are above the law, and that obstructive, inappropriate behavior will be rewarded", the letter reads.

Catherine Claypoole, associate dean and dean for academic and faculty affairs at the law school, told students the news in an email sent on Monday night. "The accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, including those by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are credible and grave. They likewise should disqualify him from any position of esteem, including lectureships at HLS".

Kavanaugh, a D.C. appellate court judge, became a household name over the summer when President Donald Trump nominated him in July to fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. "We ask that you rescind his lectureship". Bustle has reached out to both Harvard Law School and the White House.

Though Law School Dean John Manning has remained largely silent throughout the controversy, law students and alumni have been vocal in their desire to see Kavanaugh investigated and potentially prohibited from teaching on campus, according to the Crimson.

Kavanaugh's angry performance during his testimony, however, "cut against those recommendations".

Currently, three identified women have come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assaults or mistreatment of women during his high school and college years.

"Proceed with the confirmation process without further investigation is not in the best interest of the Court or our profession", wrote the statement.

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