Yale Law Students Stage Sit-In Over Brett Kavanaugh Allegations

On Monday, Sept. 24, a group of students at the Yale University law school staged a sit-in in order to call for an investigation into sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Because of the sit-in, the Yale Law School was forced to cancel classes as students dressed in all-black sat in the hallway.
“Yale students holding a sit in this morning in the Law School building are seeking an investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, including one while he was a Yale student,” Rebecca Lurye of the Hartford Courant wrote online while sharing a video and photo of the sit-in. “The sit-in will be followed by a speak-out for Yale community members to share their thoughts and stories, before a walk-out at 1 pm into the YLS courtyard, which is hung with banners saying things like, ‘Prestige over people’ and ‘YSL rape culture.'”

A total of 31 law school classes were canceled, according to Shannon Miller of NBC Connecticut.
“Dozens of students sit in silence, wearing black demanding thorough look into accusations against Yale alumnus and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 31 law school classes have been cancelled today in light of protest,” she wrote.

The sit-in comes after a second report regarding Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct.
Earlier this month, a woman, Christine Blasey Ford, came forward and accused the Supreme Court judge nominee of assaulting her while in high school. On Sunday, Sept. 23, The New Yorker reported that a woman, Deborah Ramirez, claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while they were students at Yale during the 1983-1984 academic year.
From The Hill:

Deborah Ramirez accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself in front of her and causing her to touch his penis when she pushed him away during a party while the two were in college.

Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations, claiming they are a “smear, plain and simple.”

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