Now on the Internet Archive: Brett Kavanaugh's 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook

The wonderful people of the Internet Archive have posted a scan of the 1983 edition of Cupola, the yearbook of Georgetown Prep, alma mater of a rageaholic blackout drunk widely favored by Republican Senators for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States Senate.

Before today, only some of the yearbook pages — like Kavanaugh's and that of his close friend Mark Judge — were published by a small number of news organizations, including The Intercept and the New York Times. "By providing access to the 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook, the Internet Archive is serving its mission as a library, helping people more fully understand the context of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court," said Mark Graham, the director of the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive, which provided a statement to The Intercept to explain the decision to publish the yearbook (which is unredacted, but not a complete copy — some pages relating to faculty and lower classes are missing).

Kavanaugh has sought to downplay the yearbook's relevance to his nomination, denouncing the public's interest in it as "absurd." But journalists and politicians have suggested the yearbook paints a more frank picture of Kavanaugh's high school years than his testimony, or even his calendars, do.

Cupola 1983 [Georgetown Prep/Internet Archive]

The Internet Archive Publishes Brett Kavanaugh's 1983 Yearbook, a Key Document in Nomination Battle [Peter Maass and Alice Speri/The Intercept]