Demanding Kavanaugh Impeachment, Law Students Launch Nationwide Strike Against Illegitimate Justice
“We are in the middle of a national emergency,” declared an open letter as students of at least a dozen U.S. law schools walked out of class on Wednesday afternoon to launch a three-day strike calling for the impeachment of recently confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct.”
—law students’ letter
“We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct,” the letter continues, referencing allegations of perjury and sexual assault that have been levied against the newest member of the nation’s highest court, and the “charade” of an FBI investigation conducted to address the assault claims, which Kavanaugh has denied.
“We do not recognize Kavanaugh as a legitimate member of the United States Supreme Court,” the letter asserts, demanding that “anyone seeking to be elected to Congress in November commits to impeaching Kavanaugh to protect any semblance of rule of law and the people of our communities.”
Organized in coordination with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), an advocacy group, the law student strike follows months of nationwide protests against Kavanaugh. His record from serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for 12 years made him deeply unpopular from the moment President Donald Trump announced his nomination in July, which elicited immediate warnings about his positions on corporate malfeasance and environmental regulations as well as labor, LGBTQ, immigrant, and reproductive rights.
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