Yale Alumni, Staff Denounce Law School For Praising Kavanaugh: 'People Will Die'

"People will die if he is confirmed"

 Judge Brett Kavanaugh poses for photographs before meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in his office in the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. U.S.
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Yale Law School had the temerity to publish a press release praising Brett Kavanaugh for his career accomplishments, which then prompted a furious response from the school's alumni.

According to HuffPo, "as of Tuesday night, more than 200 students, staff members and alumni of Yale Law School signed an open letter calling for the institution to rescind its apparent support of Kavanaugh."

Addressed to the law school's leadership and Dean Heather Gerken, the letter said that Kavanaugh's "emergency" SCOTUS nomination puts American democracy in danger.

"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," the letter reads. "Is there nothing more important to Yale Law School than its proximity to power and prestige?"

On top of arguing that Kavanaugh's conservative bias puts the court's future at risk, the letter claims that the potential SCOTUS justice will also act as a "rubber stamp for President Trump’s fraud and abuse."

"At a time when the President and his associates are under investigation for various serious crimes, including colluding with the Russian government and obstructing justice, Judge Kavanaugh’s extreme deference to the Executive poses a direct threat to our democracy," the letter continues.

Some of Kavanaugh's past decisions that the letter takes issue with are those pertaining to abortion and religious liberty, which give them "grave concern that he will consistently prioritize the beliefs of third-parties over the oppressed."

The letter presses Yale Law School to find some "moral courage" and rescind its support for Kavanaugh, accusing the leaders of exploiting his nomination for future prestige. If the school does not condemn Kavanaugh, the letter hilariously claims that "people will die," even though the authors clearly support abortion.

"Perhaps you, as an institution and as individuals, will benefit less from Judge Kavanaugh’s ascendent power if you withhold your support," the letter concludes. "But people will die if he is confirmed. We hope you agree your sacrifice would be worth it."

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