Students Protest Kavanaugh Teaching at George Mason University

This summer, Brett Kavanaugh will be teaching a course on the origins of the U.S. Constitution at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia School of Law campus in London. Jennifer Mascott, an assistant professor of law at George Mason and a former clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals in the D.C. Circuit, will be joining him for the course. Mascott came to Kavanaugh’s defense when he was accused of sexual assault. Sexual assault survivors at George Mason’s main campus have been mobilizing to have Kavanaugh removed. At a meeting with the Board of Visitors, one student said “as a survivor of sexual assault, this decision has really impacted me negatively, it has affected my mental health knowing that an abuser will be part of our faculty.” A group on campus called Mason 4 Victims has also created a petition to remove Kavanaugh and requests the school to issue a formal apology. They also are requesting that the school release all documents related to Kavanaugh’s hire. The university’s president, Angel Cabrera, is refusing to let Kavanaugh go. Neil Gorsuch will also be teaching a class at the law school’s campus in Padua, Italy. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assaulting […]

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