Yale law students protest Kavanaugh nomination

Thursday, 27 Sep, 2018

As people nationwide wore black and walked out, hundreds of demonstrators flooded the Senate building on Monday to pressure particular senators to oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Kavanaugh has denied all of the sexual misconduct allegations that he has been accused of.

Protesters carrying signs and chanting slogans filled hallways outside the offices of Sen.

On Monday, YLS faculty reportedly cancelled at least 31 classes scheduled throughout the day after receiving requests from students who wished to attend the various events on campus or to travel to Washington, D.C.to protest Kavanaugh's pending confirmation on Capitol Hill.

"We are organizing an impactful, non-arrest, direct action to make sure that the Senate knows that #WeBelieveChristine and demand that they #CancelKavanaugh and vote no on his confirmation", the Women's March said in a statement.

Follayttar Smith said she was not among those arrested.

Kavanaugh, who has repeatedly denied the accusations, again called them "false" on Monday and said he would not withdraw from the process. "As the #MeToo movement gains momentum, people who are not victims or perpetrators but may know of sexual misconduct have been increasingly criticized for complicity". "To be in the hub of all of this is awe-inspiring and simultaneously petrifying because of the stakes".

Collins said another reason she thinks the nominee wouldn't do so is that he pointed to the duration of the precedent.

Several former classmates of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who just months ago endorsed his nomination to the Supreme Court, have now called for the Yale alumnus to be investigated over allegations of sexual misconduct.

The pressure has ramped up in recent weeks as the accusations of Kavanaugh's personal conduct as a teenager and young adult have emerged. For students who were not going to protest Kavanaugh's nomination, the cancellations were a disservice to them.

Girls for Gender Equity, a non-profit based in Brooklyn, New York, that aims to create more opportunities for women and girls, arranged protests at the Supreme Court and a walkout at City Hall in New York City.

The New Yorker said it contacted Ms Ramirez after learning of a possible incident with Mr Kavanaugh. "It is from this experience that I concluded that although Brett was normally reserved, he was a notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time, and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk". "And when I heard Professor Ford say that Kavanaugh had his hand over her mouth, I believed her".

She also told the magazine she was inebriated as well and has admitted to holes in her memory of some details. Angus King, joined the Protect Our Care national bus tour to speak out against Republican efforts to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Asked whether his client would testify if an FBI investigation wasn't done, Clune said "I wouldn't recommend she do that, no". "There is no deadline". The president has supported repealing the ACA and has signed executive orders created to undermine the ACA. The vote to repeal failed by one vote in the Senate.