Christine Blasey Ford has publicly accused Donald Trump’s Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault a long time in the past. A take a look at what she is saying and the way high lawmakers are responding.
A gaggle of Harvard Legislation college students have requested the college push for an investigation into the sexual assault allegation made in opposition to Brett Kavanaugh earlier than the Supreme Court docket nominee teaches a winter class in 2019.
In an op-ed for The Harvard Legislation File, 4 college students questioned what actions – if any – Harvard Legislation Faculty can be taking after Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor, publicly accused Kavanaugh of getting sexually assaulted her within the 1980s.
Ford claimed Kavanaugh pinned her to a mattress and tried to forcibly take away her garments once they have been youngsters at a home occasion in Maryland.
“Will Harvard Legislation Faculty take significantly the credible allegation of Kavanuagh’s sexual assault in opposition to a younger lady earlier than he’s allowed to proceed educating younger ladies? Or will Harvard enable him to show college students with out additional inquiry – and proceed paying him our tuition cash?” Molly Coleman, Vail Kohnert-Yount, Jake Meiseles and Sejal Singh requested.
The scholars argued Kavanaugh’s upcoming class, referred to as “The Supreme Court docket since 2005,” may not be “equally accessible to ladies” as a result of feminine college students may select to “self-select out of a category taught by a credibly accused sexual assailant.”
Kohnert-Yount advised HuffPost she can be a type of ladies as a result of she wouldn’t really feel comfy in his class. She stated Harvard Legislation Faculty permitting him to show places college students in a “very uncomfortable place and necessitates that weak individuals self-select out of a studying alternative.”
Kavanaugh, a federal appeals choose, has repeatedly denied the allegations in opposition to him. He stated he’s prepared to testify earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee to clear his title. President Trump has referred to as on Ford to offer a police report back to again up her allegation.
“Until a full and honest investigation is performed, Harvard Legislation Faculty can’t enable Kavanaugh to proceed educating its college students and the Senate can’t verify him to the Supreme Court docket,” the 4 college students wrote.
The 4 college students are a part of the Pipeline Parity Venture, a Harvard Legislation group that goals to eradicate discrimination and harassment within the authorized subject.
Members of the group reportedly plan to distribute buttons that say “I Imagine Christine Blasey Ford” to college students, paying homage to the “I Imagine Anita Hill” buttons worn by her supporters throughout Justice Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court docket affirmation.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox Information. Observe her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.