|Dianne Lake, a second-year Yale Law student, helped plan Monday’s sit in at the Sterling Law Building|
According to The Cut, Yale has cancelled classes at Yale Law so students can protest against the 'very real threat' to America, Brett Kavanaugh. These future lawyers of America have been protesting both on campus and in Washington to convince lawmakers to vote against confirming Kavanaugh, so the school cancelled more than 30 scheduled classes Monday morning in anticipation of widespread absences. More than a hundred students traveled to D.C. to protest at the Supreme Court and to meet with Senators about the nomination. The increased protest activity is owed to another sexual assault allegation by Deborah Ramirez, who told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh had assaulted her.
“As a community, we are here today to show that we take allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously,” said Diane Lake, a second-year law student, according to the Hartford Courant. “We are here today to discuss the very real threat that Brett Kavanaugh poses to this country.” Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken issued a statement supporting the students’ calls for a thorough investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh. From the Courant:
"Many of our faculty and students have taken actions to raise these concerns about the confirmation process. “Students have worked with the Law School administration and faculty so that the community can come together as a whole to discuss this important moment in our country’s history."Now I may be mistaken, but I thought law schools taught the basic right of all, that you are innocent until proven guilty. Seems Yale Law, class of 2018, have put politics above the law, a sad thing indeed, and have condemned the Judge with only the word of a person who has already shone herself to be a liar, and no one seems willing to backup her sketchy story. So, I offer to you some unsolicited advice to take to heart.......do not trust a lawyer with Yale Law on their resume from this year forward.....