Classes Cancelled

PUBLISHED: 5:29 PM 25 Sep 2018

Liberal Law Professors Cancel Class For Students To Protest Kavanaugh

Nearly 20 professors and faculty members cancelled about 30 classes on Monday.

Many classes were cancelled at Yale Law School on Monday so students could protest Judge Kavanaugh's nomination.

It is safe to say that, for the most part, the county is divided in response to the allegations surrounding Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Arguably one of the most divided groups, the students, professors, and staff from Kavanaugh’s alma mater, Yale, is especially torn.

Liberal students, per the left’s usual attempt in getting their way, demanded of their professors and other faculty members to cancel classes on Monday to allow time for them to protest either at the Yale Law School campus in New Haven, Connecticut or on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. To the surprise of few, the liberal educators succumbed to the ridiculous request and cancelled a reported 31 classes, making many wonder just what is wrong with so many of these leftist professors who claim to be ‘professionals?’

Kavanaugh graduated from Yale Law School in 1990, thus making his situation highly relevant to students at the school who have expressed being divided in the controversy.

Allegedly, those opposed to Kavanaugh’s nomination requested their professors to cancel classes on Monday so that they could protest, to which many agreed.

Led by Professor James Forman Jr., “at least four other Yale Law School professors cancelled classes on Monday,” as did a significant number of other administrators, totalling an estimated 20 faculty members responsible for 31 classes that did not take place.

Spokeswoman for the school, Debra Kroszer, continued, however, that some while other professors instead opted to reschedule class sessions, others held classes as normally scheduled.

However, for the classes that were cancelled, liberal students rejoiced.

One guilty of such, Dana Bolger, posted several opinionated tweets, including one with a screenshot of a message from Professor Forman Jr. announcing class being cancelled, which read, “I understand that some students want to go to D.C. to protest or otherwise engage with the Kavanaugh hearings. Criminal Law will be cancelled.”

To this, Bolger wrote, “This is what faculty support for, and solidarity with, student organizing looks like. Thank you.”

However, not all students were in support of the rescheduled or cancelled classes, as expressed by another student, Emily Hall, who explained that in doing so, “It effectively encourages students to participate in the protests and penalize those who choose not to by disrupting the class schedule.”

Fortunately for reasonable students such as Hall, she is not alone, as it appears that the school’s own dean, Heather K. Gerken, previously praised Kavanaugh, yet she “cannot take a position for or against the nominee.”

Yet, sometime before the sexual assault allegations arose, she reportedly did indicate her favor, condemned by liberal students such as Bolger who attempted to blast the dean Twitter, saying that despite her not being permitted to have a public opinion of such, that it “Didn’t bother her a few months ago when she issued press release fawning over his nomination.”

However, Dean Gerken has been arguably impartial, both in her response to the recent allegations but also her former political loyalties. She once expressed admiration towards Kavanaugh “for serving as a teacher and mentor to our students,” yet she also served “as a senior legal advisor on both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.”

She also expressed pride in seeing students and professors of Yale taking a stance on the issue, claiming the recent allegations to be “of enormous concern.”

On Friday, professors at Yale sent released an “open letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee” emphasizing the importance of appointing a Supreme Court judge “in a manner that gives Americans reason to trust the Supreme Court.”

To not address the serious allegations, it claimed, would undermine the American people’s trust in the Supreme Court, with the letter then, unsurprisingly, turning the subject quickly to women’s reproductive rights.

According to numerous accounts, the protests did occur on Monday with many students travelling to Washington D.C. while others remained on campus for a planned sit-in.

Their message not only protested Kavanaugh’s nomination itself but the claim that by the dean “not publicly oppos[ing]” Kavanaugh, that the school is somehow encouraging “widespread sexual harassment in the legal profession.”

Of course, anyone who has been spared by the ridiculous #MeToo movement and other feminist ideologies knows that such is not the case.

One might even think that law students, of all people, would be more concerned with the horrendous liberal attempt to bypass due process for Kavanaugh as opposed to sexual assault claims carrying virtually no proof.

However, sensible conservatives would agree that this just once again demonstrates that these allegations are not about seeking justice for women claiming to have been victimized decades ago, but rather the threat that feminists see in Kavanaugh regarding his pro-life values.

Unfortunately, thanks to enraged feminists, that is where the situation stands surrounding Kavanaugh and the liberal view of him.

While students at Yale have every right to form an opinion on the situation, especially given their school’s relevance to the controversy, it is devastating that professors openly opposing Kavanaugh resorted to class cancellations.

Considering the way that these protesting law students are expressing their opinions on Kavanaugh’s controversy, they apparently could benefit from all the lessons in law that they can get.