Students at Yale Law School staged a sit-in on Monday in protest of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, which has become imperiled by multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the judge, The Boston Globe reported on Monday.
Yale officials cancelled classes to accommodate a protest by law students opposed to the nomination of Judge Brett… https://t.co/mUiiBrL4Wj— The Boston Globe (@The Boston Globe)1537808035.0
Scores of people dressed in black flooded the halls of Yale, silently supporting the idea that accusations of sexual assault should be taken seriously and that Kavanaugh represents a ‘‘real threat’’ to the republic.
Yale Law School students fill a hallway sitting in silent protest over allegations that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted a… https://t.co/8F7Rrd33cI— Kent Pierce (@Kent Pierce)1537797400.0
Some classes were canceled or rescheduled to accommodate the protesters, who as of Monday afternoon have the backing of the Dean of Yale Law School.
‘‘The allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are rightly causing deep concern at Yale Law School and across the country,’’ Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken said in a statement.
‘‘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," Gerkin said, "and I stand with them in supporting the importance of fair process, the rule of law and the integrity of the legal system.’’
Gerkin added that dozens of faculty members urged a "fair and deliberate" confirmation process in a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Videos of the Yale protest appeared on Twitter Monday afternoon.
Students walking out of Yale Law School building as part of their protest demanding investigation of accusations ag… https://t.co/aCUkExIYk4— Rebecca Lurye (@Rebecca Lurye)1537808960.0
Over a hundred Yale Students are gathering in the halls of Congress in protest against corrupt Kavanaugh’s nominati… https://t.co/JPsvMWeZ8x— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila)1537813861.0
WATCH: Dozens of students sit in silence, wearing black demanding thorough look into accusations against Yale alumn… https://t.co/v1LjSxysw5— Shannon Miller (@Shannon Miller)1537797888.0
Protesters are demanding investigations into the multiple accounts of sexual misconduct of which Kavanaugh stands accused.
The protests come a day after a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, told the New Yorker that Kavanaugh drunkenly exposed himself and forced her to touch his genitals at a Yale party in the early 1980's. Some students traveled to Washington, DC to voice their opposition to Kavanaugh.
Students packed the area outside Senator Susan Collins' (R-ME) office. Collins has waffled on whether or not she would vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
Dozens of people protesting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court have been arrested outside the o… https://t.co/sOlUVIX4QP— The Boston Globe (@The Boston Globe)1537805822.0
Last week, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor, publicly accused Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her during a high school party in 1983.
Ford alleges that a "stumbling drunk" Kavanaugh pinned her down and tried to remove her clothing, and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.
On Sunday, Michael Avenatti revealed he is representing a third woman who alleges she was gang-raped by Kavanaugh and other men at a Yale party during the same time period as Ramirez.
“I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge,” Avenatti tweeted. “We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify. The nomination must be withdrawn.”
And on Monday, The Sentinel reported that a potential fourth accuser may be preparing to file a criminal complaint against Kavanaugh with local law enforcement.
BREAKING: Investigators now looking at a second potential accuser in Montgomery County on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kava… https://t.co/Ng9485hUCx— Brian J. Karem (@Brian J. Karem)1537797759.0
Kavanaugh has fiercely denied all the accusations.