Friday, September 21, 2018

"Brett Kavanaugh Controversy Rocks Yale Law School"

HuffPo:

Doug Kysar, deputy dean of Yale Law School, told students on Thursday that he’d known of Kozinski’s behavior since 1998.

“We all inferred he meant that he knew about sexual harassment,” McCarthy said.

Kysar later clarified in an email to students that he actually didn’t learn of the sexual misconduct allegations until recently, and was only aware that Kozinski seemed “like an asshole” from the time Kysar himself was a law student decades ago.

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Yale Law School’s culture was thrust into the spotlight this week when HuffPost and subsequently The Guardian reported that two well-known law professors told students seeking clerkships with Kavanaugh that he liked female clerks with a “certain look.”

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Gallingly, Kysar asked students to take a moment to reflect on how much progress Yale has made since 2004, when “it was routine and commonplace” for the career services center to instruct students to wear short skirts for clerkship interviews, recalled a student who attended the event. “We all know that’s now a bad thing,” Kysar said, according to students who attended.
WaPo:
Whelan has been involved in helping to advise Kavanaugh’s confirmation effort and is close friends with Kavanaugh and Leonard Leo, the head of the Federalist Society, who has been helping to spearhead the nomination.

On Sunday, Ford noticed that — even before her name became public — Whelan appeared to be seeking information about her.

That morning, Ford alerted an associate via email that Whelan had looked at her LinkedIn page, according to the email, which was reviewed by The Post.
CNBC:
Trump HUD Secretary Ben Carson claims Kavanaugh allegations are part of a centuries old socialist plot

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"If you really understand the big picture of what's going on, then what's going on with Kavanaugh will make perfectly good sense to you," Carson said at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington. "There've been people in this country for a very long time, going all the way back to the Fabians, people who've wanted to fundamentally change this country."