After more than 800 Harvard Law School alumni signed a letter asking the university to drop Brett Kavanaugh as a lecturer, Kavanaugh threw in the towel. The judged, accused of sexual assault, has been teaching at Harvard for about 10 years and was supposed to teach a course, "The Supreme Court Since 2005," next semester. Although the students hadn't yet submitted their letter, they were informed last night by a member of the law school curriculum committee that the Supreme Court nominee "… indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered."
"Now more than ever," the students wrote, "HLS must send a clear message that it takes sexual violence seriously. The accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, including those by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are credible and grave. They seriously call into question his character and morality, and should disqualify him from . . . any position of esteem, including lectureships at HLS."
According to The Washington Post:
A Harvard Law School spokeswoman shared a message from [Dean John] Manning sent to students Friday, saying these had been painful, difficult times for the nation and their community, with the battle over the Supreme Court confirmation bringing into sharp focus "questions about sexual assault, fair process, fitness and character for high office, the integrity of the political process, and more."
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