Yale Law School Students and Alums: “People Will Die” if Kavanaugh is Confirmed

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 7/12/2018 | Mike LaChance
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Yale Law students and alumni are taking a tired page from the progressive playbook to protest the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, himself a Yale Law School grad, to the United States Supreme Court.

Remember when repealing Net Neutrality meant everyone would die? Do you recall the same thing being said about repealing Obamacare, and pulling out of the Paris climate agreement? That same argument is being employed here.

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Natasha Bach reports at Fortune:

Yale Law School may be proud to add another Supreme Court Justice to its long list of alumni, but many others do not share the sentiment.

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After the school shared a press release lauding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, over 200 students, staff members, and alumni of Yale Law School signed an open letter condemning the press release and calling on the school to rescind its support.

“We write today as Yale Law students, alumni, and educators ashamed of our alma mater,” the letter begins.

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Pointing to Yale Law School’s quick publication of the press release, the letter continues that focusing on “the nominee’s professionalism, pedigree, and service” to the school “obscures the true stakes of his nomination.”

Here’s an excerpt from the open letter:

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We write today as Yale Law students, alumni, and educators ashamed of our alma mater. Within an hour of Donald Trump’s announcement that he would nominate Brett Kavanaugh, YLS ‘90, to the Supreme Court, the law school published a press release boasting of its alumnus’s accomplishment. The school’s post included quotes from Yale Law School professors about Judge Kavanaugh’s intellect, influence and mentorship of their students.

Yet the press release’s focus on the nominee’s professionalism, pedigree, and service to Yale Law School obscures the true stakes of his nomination and raises a disturbing question:

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Is there nothing more important to Yale Law School than its proximity to power and prestige?

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