Yale Law Students Refuse to Go to Class, Stage ‘Sit-in’ Over Brett Kavanaugh Assault Claims
31 classes have been cancelled as a result of the protest.
In addition to student activism, alumni like Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and “more than 100 Yale Law School (YLS) students will host a press conference” at the Russell Senate Office Building at 3:15 p.m. on Monday.
“Student speakers at the event, some of whom identify as survivors of sexual violence, will urge the Senate to delay the confirmation vote in order to afford Dr. Blasey Ford and Debbie Ramirez the fair process that every survivor deserves,” the press release says. “The press conference will also include remarks from students who will share stories regarding the ways in which judicial decisions on sexual violence, abortion, LGBT rights, and healthcare could affect them personally.”
As referred to in the opening, a number of faculty members (dozens) at Yale Law School have already demanded that the Senate Judiciary Committee pause confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.