Kavanaugh ‘Can No Longer Commit’ To Teaching Harvard Law Class in 2019

Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. ... WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 2, 2018 8:42 a.m.

Brett Kavanaugh will no longer teach a class at Harvard Law School in January, school administrators told students in an email obtained by The Harvard Crimson 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 told students in the email, according to the Crimson. A Kavanaugh spokesperson confirmed to the Crimson that Kavanaugh would not teach the three week class, which was going to be called “The Supreme Court Since 2005.”

Students, staff and alum from Harvard and Yale University, Kavanaugh’s alma mater, have protested Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court for the past several weeks, while allegations of sexual assault have been raised publicly against the federal judge. Harvard law students had called on the faculty to drop Kavanaugh’s teaching appointment over the the allegations.

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