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UK Law Professors Among 2,400 That Signed Letter Against Kavanaugh Confirmation

Posted at 10:17 PM, Oct 05, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Much of the country is divided on whether Brett Kavanaugh should be nominated to Supreme Court Justice or not.

Most of those disputes come from recent sexual assault allegations against the Judge.  However, over 2,400 law professors across the nation have signed a letter coming out against Kavanaugh as well; but they say not because of these allegations but instead because of his temperament he presented during the hearing.

This letter was posted as an opinion editorial to the New York Times.

Seven of the 2,400 law professors are professors at the University of Kentucky.  Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan and Professor Mary Davis are among those that signed and say, “what we all saw displayed in that hearing was an inability to search for the truth that was impartial,” says Bird-Pollan.

Pollan-Bird says these law professors come from a variety of different backgrounds and political parties but all agree Kavanaugh is unfit for Supreme Court.

“It’s signed by people who agree on very little… who came together to agree that in this instance our standard to which we hold our supreme court justices will be lowered if this person is appointed,” says Bird-Pollan.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh also responded in an opinion editorial to the Wall Street Journal saying “I said a few things I should not have said.  I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband, and dad.”