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Harvard Students File Title IX Complaints to Prevent Kavanaugh From Teaching Course

Harvard Students File Title IX Complaints to Prevent Kavanaugh From Teaching Course

“48 students had signed an online petition certifying they had filed a Title IX complaint against the nominee”

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was supposed to teach a course at Harvard Law School this winter, as he has since 2008, but that’s no longer happening. Students, fueled with rage supplied by Democrats and the media, have successfully used Title IX complaints to keep Kavanaugh off campus.

Shera S. Avi-Yonah and Jamie D. Halper write at the Harvard Crimson:

Students Filed Title IX Complaints Against Kavanaugh to Prevent Him From Teaching at Harvard Law

In the days before Harvard Law School announced embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh will not teach in Cambridge this January, undergraduates eager to block his return to campus struck on a new strategy: file Title IX complaints against the conservative judge.

Over the past week, several students filed formal complaints alleging Kavanaugh’s presence in Cambridge would violate Harvard’s policy prohibiting sexual and gender-based harassment — though several Title IX experts said this strategy was unlikely to succeed.

Jacqueline L. Kellogg ’19 — who said she has filed a complaint against Kavanaugh with the University’s Office for Dispute Resolution — came up with the idea several days ago. She began urging fellow students to follow suit over the weekend, at one point sending an email to a group of students at the College and the Law School that offered specific instructions on how to bring a formal complaint to ODR.

By the time The Crimson reported late Monday that Kavanaugh had left his teaching position at the Law School, at least 48 students had signed an online petition certifying they had filed a Title IX complaint against the nominee. But at least one signatory said that not all of those who signed the petition had actually filed complaints as of Monday evening.

This is a perversion of what Title IX is for, but none of that matters to this student mob, which just wants what it wants. Another article at the Crimson by Aidan F. Ryan, has more details:

Some of the letters sent to Manning over the weekend stated that Law School students — especially those who have suffered sexual assault or harassment — would be made uncomfortable by Kavanaugh’s presence on campus. Close to 300 first-year students signed the six letters.

“Allowing a person credibly accused of sexual assault to teach students prior to a full investigation surely creates a hostile environment for many students, and especially survivors,” students wrote in one letter.

That’s an ironic charge, considering the fact that the left has turned the entire country into a hostile environment in recent weeks.

Here are a few choice reactions from Twitter:

Some of these students will eventually be lawyers, judges and professors. Do they think they will be immune from mob justice?

Thirty days ago, Kavanaugh was a respected DC Circuit Court Judge. Now the left has made it impossible for him to go back to his old life if he’s not confirmed to the Supreme Court. They have destroyed a man’s life over politics.


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These unamerican criminals in the democrat party are done for. President Trump is destroying them. He will take them all down. He will obliterate them. I just wonder which frog will be the first to march.

Out-and-out abuse of Title IX.

There MUST be an appropriate strategy to deal with the rampant idiocy which TheLeft® puts forth.

Can we write it up in a new book, “Rules for Anti-Radicals?”

If you ever need an attorney and Harvard Law school is listed on their resume, the first question to ask will be “did you sign the complaint under Title IX against Judge Kavanaugh?

Rab, I like your idea of “Rules for Anti-Radicals,” but I do believe that people are waking up judging from the response.

That’s fine. Title IX was never meant to be used this way. It has become a tumor.

Remove it.

    Massinsanity in reply to Fen. | October 3, 2018 at 8:59 am

    I remember the good old days when Title IX was just used to get rid of wrestling programs at colleges all across the country…

      Valerie in reply to Massinsanity. | October 3, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      It’s kind of like having Brown v. Board of Education be used to “justify” 3-hr round trips for elementary school kids. People of ill will can pervert any language, be it a footnote in an opinion or the text of legislation.

    Fen in reply to Fen. | October 3, 2018 at 9:09 am

    What’s involved in removing it?

      Milhouse in reply to Fen. | October 3, 2018 at 10:21 am

      The same as repealing any other law. A majority in the house, enough to overcome a filibuster in the senate, and the president’s signature.

        Thanks, for some stupid reason I thought it was a policy or directive. Not an actual law.

        Its becoming another little law that are the constitution.

        This is the same one that originated to equalize funding of men’s and women’s college sports right? I know. I should Google it but I’m feeling entitled.

We know what we have to do, we just won’t do it; We need to stop discriminating with our laws and that means title IX is history along with all the rest of the special laws for special people.

Anything else amounts to drooling on the daily news.

I guess that’s 300 Harvard students who have given up on interning at SCOTUS, should Kavanaugh actually survive.

As for the rest, there are some things that are ruined. He will never coach again. Teaching, in a couple of years.

Wake up America, this is socialist Tyranny on our campuses. Time for a voter fueled democrat ass wuppin’ show them by voting en masse that this kind of behavior is unacceptable. Don’t like Trump, too bad vote for him and the repubs anyway.

    MAB in reply to stl. | October 3, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Senator John Kennedy from Louisiana put it very well on Tucker last night.

    “You can’t fix stupid, but you can vote it out.”

caseoftheblues | October 3, 2018 at 8:01 am

And these are the Yahoo’s that are going to be handed the keys to the kingdom…the reigns of power for having gone to such a ” prestigious” school….idiots

Some of these students will eventually be lawyers, judges and professors.

And what will the profession do about this? These little twits have no useful concept of what “law” is. There is no excuse for inflicting them on paying customers.

“Do they think they will be immune from mob justice?”

I think that the question is shorter: “Do they think?”

Somehow, we need to make sure that the names of these students are in the public record in case they every apply for any position of importance. If some note from a HS yearbook follows a person, surely some intolerant stupid behavior by some college grads should follow them.

Publish the names.

    Yup. The Left has situational ethics. Whatever “principle” will accomplish their goal. Like DoubleThink, they can hold two contradictory judgments in their head at the same time without any awareness of it.

    On Monday, Lewinski is a “stalker” and Jones is “trailer park trash”. On Tuesday “all women must be believed”. On Wednesday Sarah Huckabee “must be lying about being a victim of sexual assault”

    Great example is re Bigotry. They are just parroting whatever “principles” they got for the day’s narrative. Find the most “woke” pro-tolerance anti-bigotry SJW out there and count the number of times “redneck” rolls of their tongue without any self-awareness. Sure, it slides off our skin, but its still an ethnic slur. No different than “wetback”.

    If they were thinking people, they would be able to make the connection: “n-word bad, wetback bad, hey guys maybe we shouldn’t call people rednecks either?”

    But they don’t think. They just adopt whatever “principles” push the day’s agenda.

    I can’t believe the GOP has been losing to these mindless drones.

legacyrepublican | October 3, 2018 at 8:22 am

Oh the scandal! They means they caught Kavanaugh matriculating in public!

Time to take the red pill and erase the ugly memory. Or was that the blue pill? Oh hell! I just don’t know anymore.

Guess that means I am traumatized and have a repressed memory of being raped by a gang of … oh no … not her … not them … anybody but them … Nancy Pelosi, Diane Fienstein, Maxine Waters, and some bimbo from Florida with frizzy hair!

I need to file a Title IX action against them so they don’t do anything more in Congress to oppress me.

Just goes to prove they’ll let any retar d with a connection into that school.

“This is a perversion of what Title IX is for, but none of that matters to this student mob, which just wants what it wants.”

Gee… if only Trump had an AG, then charges of malicious prosecution could be filed against this Haaaverd mob.

If only….

The meat of the report says its undergraduates pushing the Title IX complaint on behalf of law students. Harvard not Harvard Law.

Am I reading that correctly?

Part of me would love for a percentage of the males that signed that protest to be accused of rape by another student at Harvard.

Would they hold true to their values of “believe all women”?
Or would they cry out against their perceived injustice, claiming innocence, railing against the new rules?

They would truly be “woke” in a very real sense then, but they would just be cannon fodder for the movement as it marches on.

Kind of a reverse of II Samuel 12:7

These students are doing us all a favor.

Aside from displaying their own intolerance for any political position that violates their stifling political orthodoxy, if Kavanaugh’s public speech actually does violate a Harvard’s policy prohibiting sexual and gender-based harassment then this policy is clearly and obviously defective and needs to be corrected.

    Milhouse in reply to Albigensian. | October 3, 2018 at 10:23 am

    They’re not saying his speech violates anything; it’s his presence they object to, because it makes them afraid he might assault them too.

      TX-rifraph in reply to Milhouse. | October 3, 2018 at 10:56 am

      “…it’s his presence they object to,…”

      I will take it one step further: It is his EXISTENCE they object to. This is why they are trying to destroy him and his family.

      There was a time when I could not see how leftist dictators could murder millions of their own citizens. Now I see the evil and hate that consume leftists. They want to rule at any cost so they can “erase” all enemies.

He had already sent a letter to Harvard saying he would no longer be teaching there

Had an instance once where a female law clerk turned in a defense attorney for sexual harassment who discussed with her details of a rape case, preparatory to trial (often the manner of presentation of graphic evidence is done ahead of time ). The attorney confided to me about the complaint to the court, which he felt would lead to a disciplinary action. I met with the court on his behalf, and the judge, a female, turned out to be appalled at the sensitivity of the law clerk. If she could not rationally discuss the details of sexual assaults, how could this clerk practice criminal defense or prosecution?
I don’t know how many of you have sat thru or participated in criminal trials, but they are often replete with foul language and very graphic detail and evidence. A lawschool snowflake.

    MajorWood in reply to puhiawa. | October 4, 2018 at 11:08 am

    That was also similar to the SJW’s who couldn’t go to class because they were traumatized by Ferguson, etc. What will the do-gooder do when they have jobs which require them to show during periods of unrest? I guess the answer is that they won’t/shouldn’t have jobs.

Expel these students for abusing the process.

While we are at it… can someone explain to me how this whole “impeachment” of a sitting SCOTUS judge works?

I’m not a constitutional scholar by any means, but my understanding is that it has the efficacy and impact of a collective bunch of elective officials pounding their fists into a soft sandy beach while screaming at the top of their lungs.

While it makes for some good dinner to those on a diet of vitriol and anger, it doesn’t move the football anywhere on the constitutional playing field.

thankfully, he will now be too busy to teach a course there.