NEW HAVEN, Conn. — If a student at Yale Law School supports Brett Kavanaugh — or even legal due process — there’s no obvious evidence of it, at least according to a tour Tuesday of the prestigious institution.
On Monday, a reported 31 Yale Law School professors cancelled class to allow students to protest in opposition to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. An estimated 300 law school students donned black clothing and crowded the law school’s halls in protest. Another swath of students traveled to Washington D.C. to protest there. Underscoring these actions, dozens of Yale Law faculty on Friday signed a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee demanding lawmakers take seriously the sexual assault allegations lodged against Kavanaugh.
On Tuesday, one day after campus protests that illustrate Kavanaugh’s alma mater has picked a side, and it’s not his, the law school remains decked with reminders that it supports an effort to “Stop Kavanaugh.” At least 50 fliers are posted up and down the main hall on the first floor of the law school, according to a count by The College Fix. The fliers are also displayed on the entrance to the school.
One flier peppering halls displays the message “Yale Law School Students Demand Better” in all caps, with the hashtags #IBelieveChristine, #IStillBelieveAnitaHill, #StopKavanaugh, and #DemandingBetter. Another displays the same four hashtags with the text, “We Demand Better” displayed above the Yale Law School logo.
The hallway is not entirely covered with anti-Kavanaugh fliers, as there are also ones for various events or research assistant positions also displayed. But on practically every wall space available, the anti-Kavanaugh fliers are prominently shown. No fliers supporting Kavanaugh are visible anywhere.
On Tuesday, the weather in New Haven was rainy and windy, and students’ moods seemed to mirror that climate.
Students remained extremely tight-lipped about the protest and the nomination process. The College Fix asked several students for comment, and all declined.
Amy Chua, a member of the Yale Law faculty, also made headlines when The Guardian reported that she had told female law students applying for jobs with Kavanaugh to dress in a “model-like” fashion because he allegedly preferred it. Chua vigorously denies ever making such statements, and affirmed her admiration for Kavanaugh’s promotion of female law clerks.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations of assault against him, calling them “smears.” In a Fox News interview Monday night, Kavanaugh appeared alongside his wife and reiterated his denial of the allegations, and repeatedly asked for a fair process.
Kavanaugh’s testimony about the allegations, along with the testimony of one of his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, is expected to take place Thursday. A second sexual abuse accuser, fellow Yale alumnus Deborah Ramirez, is not scheduled to testify. But hundreds of female Yale alumni have signed a letter in support of Ramirez, citing a general “shared experience” of sexual assault.
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