Brett Kavanaugh will not be teaching at Harvard Law School as planned in the winter, after hundreds of students signed a letter asking the university to rescind his appointment as a lecturer. Aww.
“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,” read an email sent to law students on Monday.
Though more than 800 graduates signed the letter, it seems that Kavanaugh deep-sixed the plan before it was even sent. The class, called “The Supreme Court Since 2005” will instead be canceled. Can we interpret this as foreshadowing for the cancelling of all of Kavanaugh’s prospective gigs? Why not!
The group behind the letter told the Washington Post that it intends to continue to gather signatures, urging Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court be rescinded.
“Now more than ever, HLS must send a clear message that it takes sexual violence seriously,” the letter says. “The accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, including those by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are credible and grave. They seriously call into question his character and morality, and should disqualify him from...any position of esteem, including lectureships at HLS.”
Kavanaugh has been a lecturer at Harvard for around a decade.