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Yale Law School Students and Alums: “People Will Die” if Kavanaugh is Confirmed

Yale Law School Students and Alums: “People Will Die” if Kavanaugh is Confirmed

“Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination presents an emergency — for democratic life”

Yale Law students and alumni are taking a tired page from the progressive playbook to protest the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, himself a Yale Law School grad, to the United States Supreme Court.

Remember when repealing Net Neutrality meant everyone would die? Do you recall the same thing being said about repealing Obamacare, and pulling out of the Paris climate agreement? That same argument is being employed here.

Natasha Bach reports at Fortune:

‘People Will Die if He Is Confirmed.’ Students and Alumni Press Yale to Condemn Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Yale Law School may be proud to add another Supreme Court Justice to its long list of alumni, but many others do not share the sentiment.

After the school shared a press release lauding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, over 200 students, staff members, and alumni of Yale Law School signed an open letter condemning the press release and calling on the school to rescind its support.

“We write today as Yale Law students, alumni, and educators ashamed of our alma mater,” the letter begins.

Pointing to Yale Law School’s quick publication of the press release, the letter continues that focusing on “the nominee’s professionalism, pedigree, and service” to the school “obscures the true stakes of his nomination.”

Here’s an excerpt from the open letter:

Open Letter from Yale Law Students, Alumni, and Educators Regarding Brett Kavanaugh

July 10, 2018

To Dean Gerken and the Yale Law School leadership,

We write today as Yale Law students, alumni, and educators ashamed of our alma mater. Within an hour of Donald Trump’s announcement that he would nominate Brett Kavanaugh, YLS ‘90, to the Supreme Court, the law school published a press release boasting of its alumnus’s accomplishment. The school’s post included quotes from Yale Law School professors about Judge Kavanaugh’s intellect, influence and mentorship of their students.

Yet the press release’s focus on the nominee’s professionalism, pedigree, and service to Yale Law School obscures the true stakes of his nomination and raises a disturbing question:
Is there nothing more important to Yale Law School than its proximity to power and prestige?

Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination presents an emergency — for democratic life, for our safety and freedom, for the future of our country. His nomination is not an interesting intellectual exercise to be debated amongst classmates and scholars in seminar. Support for Judge Kavanaugh is not apolitical. It is a political choice about the meaning of the constitution and our vision of democracy, a choice with real consequences for real people. Without a doubt, Judge Kavanaugh is a threat to the most vulnerable. He is a threat to many of us, despite the privilege bestowed by our education, simply because of who we are.

It goes on and on like this at some length before we get to the money line (emphasis is mine):

Now is the time for moral courage — which for Yale Law School comes at so little cost. Perhaps you, as an institution and as individuals, will benefit less from Judge Kavanaugh’s ascendent power if you withhold your support. Perhaps Judge Kavanaugh will be less likely to hire your favorite students. But people will die if he is confirmed. We hope you agree your sacrifice would be worth it. Please use your authority and platform to expose the stakes of this moment and the threat that Judge Kavanaugh poses.

Here are some choice reactions on Twitter:

So did we, Jonah.

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Again? But I just rezzed from the Immigration Cage Fight of June 2018

(kicks rock)

I swear the left are like Chicken Little, everything is politics, and the sky is falling if Republicans or Trump does anything.

It’s called being stuck on stupid, yet their base will always follow, in lockstep. I’ve never seen the like of this stupidity that they don’t even have the intelligence to question.

Stop the presses and call the best doctors in the world! I’m a medical marvel!

So far I’ve died FIVE TIMES!!!! Climate Change killed me, Net Neutrality killed me, Russia killed me, Iran killed me after pulling out of the ‘deal’, and North Korea nuked us because Trump was a mean poopeyhead!

Scientists need to study how I avoid being killed by Kavanagh so the human race can benefit from this knowledge!

Last week the left was screaming about babies being separated from their families

This week the left is screaming about losing the right to kill babies.

Unfortunately, the phrase “liberal heads will explode” is just that…a phrase. If it were literal, their prediction that millions will die might come true.

Wouldn’t that be a sight to behold!

Also, people will die if he is NOT confirmed. And people will die if anyone has tuna for lunch.

It is perfectly true that people will die if he is confirmed. His confirmation will not cure any disease, prevent any accident, or slay the Angel of Death. People will continue to die, the seas will continue to rise at the same slow, steady rate they’ve been doing since the most recent ice age, wars and poverty will go on as they have been, and the law will remain, for the most part, an ass. If there’s someone whose confirmation to the supreme court would stop all that, Kavanaugh is not that person.

    Fen in reply to Milhouse. | July 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I had a fun dream – Justice Kagan posted her #WalkingAway video.

    The shrieking of the Left echoed to the pattern of my alarm clock.

    “This one goes to eleven”. I wonder where they go from 11.

As others have mentioned, it is the U.S. Constitution that Kavanaugh pledges to uphold that the democrats and the fake “news” media hate.

Have someone read “Chicken Little” to them. Bunch of wussy drama queens!

“I have an open letter of my own. Dear Yale Law School admissions office: Try harder.”

LOL. I second that. How embarrassing for Yale Law alumni to be associated with these hysterical ninnies. It’s almost as bad as being associated with the bar-exam flunking crook Hillary Clinton.

If and when one of the Court’s liberal justices create and unexpected vacancy for Trump to fill it’s going to be an absolute hoot to watch these people. Such as, Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

But this letter forget to mention that Kavanaugh is Hitler. How disappointing.

“People Will Die” if Kavanaugh is Confirmed

Sounds like a threat.

caseoftheblues | July 12, 2018 at 11:10 am

The signatories on that letter are a good place to start in compiling a list of lawyers you never want to consult with, hire, take a class from or even take seriously.

People will die, eh? Unlike the thousand and millions of yet-to-be-conceived, otherwise-dead unborn babies that might actually live (assuming SCOTUS “goes there” any time soon and ends up overturning Roe).

The “people will die” meme is a standard Democrat/Liberal claim, when they have no substantive argument to present. It has been used regularly since the 1980s for just about every single GOP action.

Now, in my opinion, Kavanaugh will act pretty much the same as Kennedy, on the bench, or at the best, like Roberts. His legal opinions, while not being activist-liberal, are much more moderate than they are conservative. And, I think that he was picked for exactly that reason. He is a nominee who all of the Republican senators can vote for and the Democrats senators can’t really oppose too vigorously. It is unlikely that any Dems would vote FOR him, but they can’t really oppose him.

DrainTheSwampNow | July 12, 2018 at 11:50 am

If I ran a business that needed a lawyer, if a potential lawyer graduated from Yale, you better believe I’d be checking this list to see if the individual signed this letter.

If donations (in CA) to the defense of marriage proposition has been used against individuals, it’s time for the shoe to be on the other foot.

casualobserver | July 12, 2018 at 12:18 pm

What has politics not infected by now? One of the top law schools is now producing professionals that willingly and openly bypass the fundamental tenet of reasoning (legal)to become shrill ideologues?

Next you’ll tell me that scientists will openly and willingly distort data and analysis for political ends…….

    (dv instead of reply, bumble fingers here)

    And don’t forget:

    I’m all out of “The FBI Would Never Do That” cards.
    – AceOfSpades

caseoftheblues | July 12, 2018 at 12:18 pm

In related news Yale University considering changing its name to Asshat University. Officials expressed that a name change is needed to better convey the direction and tone and focus of the university as it is now rather than when it was a bastion of rigorous higher education and thought.

Poor Yale, it’s now just an OVERPRICED joke of a college. Memo to these fools: people die everyday, whether or not anyone in particular becomes a justice. Hyperbole…the last refuge of the undeveloped mind.

I’m starting to think it must be a fake. “People will die” and “Without a doubt, Judge Kavanaugh is a threat to the most vulnerable” are so bizarrely over-the-top that this—if sincere—could only come from a scatterbrain like, say, Barbra Streisand.

….and snowflakes will melt.

2018 – the year of “WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!”

Leftists’ default postures of perpetual and self-congratulatory grandstanding, grievance, outrage, hyperbole and histrionics make it impossible to take them seriously as a political movement, much less achieve any modicum of consensus with them.

One cannot find common ground with zealots who adhere to a capricious and self-serving morality that is based upon weighing the political allegiances of the actors at issue.

“ ‘Without a doubt, Judge Kavanaugh is a threat to the most vulnerable.’ ”

That’s some weapons-grade irony right there. Don’t these people even read what they write?

As we were reminded again in a remote cave in Thailand, staying where you are – maintaining the status quo with its illusion of safety, will result in “people will die”. Movement from that perceived safe place immediately, with all the associated risks and hazards, is not only recommended but necessary for continued survival.