Last week, Harvard Law School dean John F. Manning wouldn’t indicate if Brett Kavanaugh would be teaching his class this coming January. Now, students have a more definitive answer.
In an email sent out Monday, the school announced that Kavanaugh’s class titled, “The Supreme Court Since 2005,” will not be available in 2019. Kavanaugh has been teaching the class since 2009.
“Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered,” the email sent by the school’s Curriculum Committee read.
As HuffPost points out, students don’t know much about the cancellation other then the announcement, and it’s unclear if the class will ever be taught again. Kavanaugh’s teacher profile page (archived here) now reportedly redirects to the general faculty page.
Harvard’s action comes on the heels of another school choosing to distance themselves from him. Late last month, the dean of Yale Law School called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone its vote on whether or not to move forward Kaanaugh’s confirmation.
— Kurt Walters (@kurtdwalters) October 2, 2018
Last month, Christine Blasey Ford came forward with accusations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when she was 15 and he was 17. According to Ford’s account to The Washington Post, an intoxicated Kavanaugh held her down on a bed and groped her while covering her mouth to prevent her from screaming. She also said he tried to pull her clothes off.
Soon after, The New Yorker published a bombshell report revealing that Senate Democrats were looking into new allegations stemming from his time as a freshman at Yale University during the 1980s. The allegations came from Deborah Ramirez, who says Kavanaugh shoved his penis in her face during a night of heavy drinking at a party. Kavanaugh has denied the accusation.
On September 29, President Trump ordered the FBI to conduct a “supplemental investigation to update Kavanaugh’s file.”
Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has been put on hold in the Senate while the FBI investigates the claims.
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