There was a bit of breaking news Monday night that we passed on, because frankly, it wasn’t that big a deal, even if the tweet made it sound that way:
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) October 2, 2018
What? Kavanaugh out at Harvard? Did the school buckle and tell him not to come back? If you read the linked story in the Harvard Crimson, however, you learn that the move was Kavanaugh’s decision:
Embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School in January, according to an email administrators sent to Law students Monday evening.
“Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered,” Associate Dean and Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs Catherine Claypoole wrote in the email, which she sent on behalf of the Law School’s Curriculum Committee.
Um, yeah, so they canceled one of his classes because he said he wouldn’t be available — he’ll be serving on the Supreme Court, most likely, so his schedule will be full.
That hasn’t stopped students at Harvard from going on the attack, and the Harvard Crimson reports Tuesday that 48 Harvard Law students have filed Title IX complaints against Kavanaugh, claiming his presence on campus was sexual harassment.
48 Harvard Law students filed Title IX complaints against Kavanaugh claiming his presence was sexual harassment.https://t.co/aPva6qXzlq
— Scott Greenfield (@ScottGreenfield) October 2, 2018
[Jacqueline L.] Kellogg and Julia B. Wiener ’19 — who also signed the petition and filed a complaint against Kavanaugh — both argued the nominee’s presence on campus would create a “hostile environment” as defined in Harvard guidelines related to sexual harassment.
Kellogg said she hopes students who have previously felt reluctant to file complaints with the University — whether related to Kavanaugh or to other experiences — will see that the formal process gives them “power” and “a right to our feeling of being safe.”
Kellogg and Wiener said they believe students who have suffered sexual assault or harassment would have been negatively affected had they encountered Kavanaugh around campus.
So these are law students — whom we’d guess had taken a course on due process by this point in their studies.
Well, obviously none of these people have the demeanor appropriate for a judge. https://t.co/oOPYMlozGG
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) October 2, 2018
That story also goes to the "Look, Kavanaugh's career isn't OVER, he'll be fine."
He's not fine.
The damage has been done and that damage will be for the rest of his life.
If you can't see what a terrible evil that is (if he is innocent) then we have a moral problem here.
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) October 2, 2018
These little shitheads should be unemployable after this. https://t.co/IkU7sGQ40F
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) October 2, 2018
…just a preview snapshot of how you're going to be silenced if you end up in government with views they don't like. They will attack you in your business, and especially any forum in which you might speak.
— James Dietrich (@HiThere144) October 2, 2018
The exact same hate-rage mob that claims the mere presence of a conservative creates a "hostile environment" is the SAME hate-rage mob busting down doors of Congressmen & agitating for physical confrontation with anyone daring to disagree with them. Idiots the entire lot of them
— Shrillbilly (@Shrillbilly) October 2, 2018
“Law Students” inadvertently demonstrate the BEST REASON to scrap Title IX all together.
We have a justice system. Use it.
— TheNostril (@TheNostril0499) October 2, 2018
Shocking for a law school. They of all people should be neutral until facts have been proven. Scary bunch of lawyers coming up.
— Approach The Bench (@CatsGuardian2) October 2, 2018
This is how you silence speech. And for schools like Harvard and Yale some of our earliest institutions, this is a sad state of affairs.
— David V Mummery🇺🇸 (@MrDMummery) October 2, 2018
Why I question the idea that America has really progressed considering the Salem Witch Hunt mentality here.
— Michael Rausch (@FreeMikeRausch) October 2, 2018
— Deb Williams (@debwilliams) October 2, 2018
Can we sue Harvard for just being annoying?
— David (@DavidRaymondW) October 2, 2018
And we all thought Harvard got the best of the best, the creme de la creme. We were totally wrong.
— Rick Gaulin (@rgaulin) October 2, 2018
This is not a joke?
— Natalie Malonis (@Natalie_Malonis) October 2, 2018
48 new law clerks for Avenatti's law firm .
— Mr.Taxi666 (@VDubbiosi) October 2, 2018
No really, THIS is journalism?! When you look at Philip Rucker’s tweets on Kavanaugh like THIS… all we can is YIKES https://t.co/dKkTyY0fP4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 2, 2018