Brett Kavanaugh

Harvard Students Filed Multiple Title IX Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh To Get Him Fired

"This is such an absurd contortion of Title IX that I suspect even those filing the complaint know it's unlikely to succeed as a matter of law."

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On Monday, Harvard University announced that embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would not be teaching his three-week Law School course this year. More than 800 alumni had signed a letter asking Harvard to cancel the class.

Additionally, student-activists had lobbied their classmates to file Title IX complaints against Kavanaugh. Nearly 50 students signed a petition indicating they had done so, though it's not clear all of them actually did, according to The Harvard Crimson.

Title IX is the federal statute that mandates sex equality in education. The Obama-era Education Department had also required universities and colleges to adjudicate sexual misconduct in accordance with the federal government's expansive view of Title IX. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is currently revising this guidance.

One of the reasons Title IX reform has been so urgently necessary is that aggrieved students have weaponized the process in order to silence people—other students, invited speakers, faculty members—who offend them. Using Title IX to get rid of Kavanaugh, who is not accused of anything that would sustain a hostile educational environment charge, is a perfect example of this. As Harvard Law professors Jeannie Suk Gearson and Janet Halley told the Crimson, student-activists are abusing the process:

"Such an abuse of process would undermine the legitimacy and credibility of complaints that the Title IX process is intended to deal with, as well as of the Title IX office to focus on its duties," Suk Gersen wrote in an email. "It might be effective in drawing further attention to some students' objection to Kavanaugh's teaching appointment, but I don't expect him to be found to have violated Harvard University's Sexual & Gender-Based Harassment Policy based on the currently known public allegations against him."

Janet Halley, another Law School professor with a background in Title IX law, also called the students' strategy of filing formal complaints unlikely to succeed.

"I urge the students to divert their energy from this implausible claim that he's going to create a sexually hostile environment by teaching at the Law School to the really grand issue of whether he's fit to be in his current judgeship or promoted to the Supreme Court," Halley said.

Samanatha Harris, an attorney with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, agreed.

"This is such an absurd contortion of Title IX that I suspect even those filing the complaint know it's unlikely to succeed as a matter of law, and are doing it more as a publicity stunt than anything else," Harris wrote in an email to Reason. "While it is obviously their right to protest, they might consider whether forcing Harvard's Title IX office to devote its time and resources to this particular claim would undermine the office's ability to provide services to students in need."

Jacqueline Kellogg, the student who organized the campaign to file Title IX complaints against Kavanaugh, told the Crimson that using the Title IX process in this manner gives them "power" and legitimizes their "right to our feeling of being safe."

In an email to Reason, Kellogg defended her tactics.

"Using the Title IX process to file formal complaints against known abusers and harassers is exactly what the process is designed to do," wrote Kellogg. "It is not an abuse of process and I am extremely disappointed that Jeannie Suk Gersen and Janet Halley made these comments that may inevitably discourage students from exercising their rights and reporting when it is appropriate."

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  1. > may inevitably

    Harvard education, everybody!

    1. They are almost always educated. They sometimes never make grammar mistakes.

      1. Almost always credentialed, rarely educated.

        1. They’re exceptionally unique.

        2. As my school-teacher mother used to say, “over schooled and under educated”.

          1. Why do ALL and ONLY white populations have to be ‘diverse’ and ‘multicultural’? This is NOT demanded of ANY non white peoples anywhere!
            Diversity is just about taking things that are white and MAKING them non white
            The demand for’ diversity’ wont stop until the last white kid is CHASED DOWN
            Its White Ge NO Cide
            Its ANTI White

        3. Does brainwashing count as educating?

        4. That’s unpossible!

    2. When I was taking the Model Professional Responsibility Exam a decade ago, I had two Harvard Law students discussing a course they took, “Existentialism and the Law.” I rolled my eyes so hard I hurt myself.

  2. Just when you thought this situation couldn’t get any dumber…

    1. It does.

      And I guess the only sport of this is to predict whats next . Its not over,. It will get even dumber.

      1. EPA complaint? Jones Act violation? Nuclear Test Ban Treaty?

      2. Ooh! Miley Cyrus comes in like a wrecking ball and accuses Kavanaugh of giving her album a bad review on RateYourMusic.com!

        And then Taylor Swift shows up and they get into a catfight, until Kanye walks in and says “Yo Taylor, Imma let you finish, but Kim and me wanted to invite y’all to get crunk at Casa de Kardashian-West!”

        And then the piss tape is released, but instead of Donald Trump getting pissed on, it’s Xi Jiaping!

        1. Stop with you fucking Asian fetish already.

    2. Whispers: It will get dumber

      1. Well bobby needs the clickz.

      2. Dumber than Harvard? That’s a bold prediction!

    3. You think it’s dumb now, wait if he’s confirmed.

      Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the future leaders of America…..

  3. Jacqueline Kellogg, the student who organized the campaign to file Title IX complaints against Kavanaugh, told the Crimson that using the Title IX process in this manner gives them “power” and legitimizes their “right to our feeling of being safe.”

    So, our feelings constitute rights now? Oh boy, am I gonna have fun with that!

    1. Probably not your feelings. Where are you on the intersectionality totem pole?

      1. I’m so low on the intersectionality totem pole, I could walk under a rattlesnake’s belly with a top hat on.

        (Sad trombone)

        1. Not to be confused with Kavanaugh’s Rusty Trombone

          1. To be fair, it was a sad Rusty Trombone.

            1. Was it wearing clown makeup?

            2. Was it wearing clown makeup?

      2. At the bottom (old straight white guy)

    2. Go easy, these are Harvard Law students, we’re not talking the cream of the crop here.

      1. That’s not fair. Harvard is a very pretentious university

        1. *prestigious*

          Sorry. Although both work

          1. Snarky, snarky spell-check, there.

          2. Pretty sure only one works.

            1. And probably not the one Harvard would prefer.

        2. Penn Jillette said you forgot to say “Cock” after Harvard.

          1. Did you mean Cuck?

        3. Harvard should be stripped of it’s accreditation. It’s endowment seized and redistributed among southern bible colleges. After all, progtards LOVE wealth redistribution and have no respect for private property.

          1. The funny thing is, Harvard started out as a bible college.
            It’s still just as religious, only it’s substituted Mammon, Plutus, Cratus and Eros for Jehovah.

            1. Except now Eros will get you in trouble with Title 9

      2. They’re not sending us their best.

        1. “best”?

          You mean, “most privileged”, don’t you, you white supremacist!!

    3. ‘gives them “power”‘

      You can never read 1984 Part 3, Chapter 3 enough. O’Brien explains the Modern Left.
      http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/19.html

      Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?

      But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — for ever.

      1. buybuydandavis – Thanks for reminding me of this (and of Orwell’s prescience). I get the chills every time I read this, and never more so than in the context of the mindless hunger for power that is happening today.

      2. Or a permanent blue wave.

        1. It’s a blue boot.

    4. So, our feelings constitute rights now?

      Is that not the entire point of recent, ever-expanding view of religious liberty?

      1. No. Religious liberty is based on the right of free association and its corollary right of free dissociation.

        In other words, it is one thing to be able to refuse to interact with someone else, and it is another thing entirely to try to get someone else fired (with the gov’t’s threat of lethal force) in order to not interact with them.

        1. Explaining anything more complex than “Hop on Pop” to Arthur L. Hicklib is a waste of time.

          1. That’s a lie. The moral of Hop on Pop is that strange things are everywhere, and that’s a lesson Kirkland has NEVER been able to learn.

          2. thank you for reminding me that there are books out there to help progressives further their intellectual pursuits.

          3. thank you for reminding me that there are books out there to help progressives further their intellectual pursuits.

        2. “No. Religious liberty is based on the right of free association and its corollary right of free dissociation.”

          You realize anything more than “Fuck off, asshole” is beyond his abilities to process, right?

        3. “No. Religious liberty is based on the right of free association and its corollary right of free dissociation.”

          You realize anything more than “Fuck off, asshole” is beyond his abilities to process, right?

          1. No, “Fuck off, asshole” is also beyond his ability to process.

            1. because he never does

      2. Shove your retard face into a garbage disposal. Flick power switch to “on.”

    5. Jacqueline Kellogg,

      Seems to me she should be liable to an expulsion pursuant to a complaint from other Harvard students who don’t want her self-absorbed ass interfering with their education.

      -jcr

  4. Harvard beclowns itself.

    1. Virtues gotta be signaled.

      1. It would be pretty terrifying for any survivor or any person to walk into a building on campus and see someone who has been alleged of a very serious crime,” says one student.

        That is not a satire. That is what this person actually believes. That is terrifying.

        1. I sometimes wonder, what doesn’t terrify people like this? I’m thinking it’s a pretty short list.

          And these are people who think they ought to be in positions of authority!

          1. is there anything more miserable than feeling afraid and like you are a victim? Being homesick or terminally ill maybe, but not many things. Yet, these idiots make a virtue of feeling that way. It is really sick.

            1. These people don’t really feel like victims of anything. They have simply figured out that “victim” is a convenient short-hand code word for “I don’t want to listen to you or think real hard about anything or sacrifice one iota of my personal comfort in order to tolerate your presence” and they use it liberally.

              1. For sure. But I think there is more than just that. There is a real psychosis behind it where they convince themselves being a victim is a good thing and geniuinely beleive they are.

          2. Cotton balls. Kittens. Fluffy clouds.

            1. ALL WHITE (except for the kittens) YOU RACIST!!

        2. It would be pretty terrifying for any survivor or any person to walk into a building on campus and see someone who has been alleged of a very serious crime,” says one student.

          Why did nobody do the world a favor and accuse that student of rape?

          1. no app for ironic twists.

        3. And yet there is a Kennedy School of Government there…

        4. someone who has been alleged of a very serious crime,”

          LOLZ. How much is tuition there?

          1. You have to save up your boxtops for years.

        5. Well, they actually said it. I’m not sure it was said with conviction.

          1. It was said with allegation, not with conviction. Isn’t that the point? 🙂

        6. Absolutely terrifying that this idiocy represents the next generation of lawyers

          1. There are a lot of people heading to jail with that level of representation.

          2. Worse, the next generation of judges.

        7. “It would be pretty terrifying for any survivor or any person to walk into a building on campus and see someone who has been alleged of a very serious crime,”

          Like Socrates and Galileo?

          1. Or maybe their thinking more along the lines of a Bill Ayers who was actually guilty of something.

          2. Baby killing prochoice advicates?

        8. “alleged of a very serious crime (sic)?”

          The pain! The pain!

    2. Well Robbie has been telling us for weeks that the charges against Kavanaugh are “credible” and or “eminently plausible”. But you’d be happy to see our innocent children forced to associate with this monster. He could show up shitfaced, rape all the girls, and throw ice at any boy who tried to stop him. I guess you’re OK with that.

      1. Gaear Grimsrud

        But you’d be happy to see our innocent children forced to associate with this monster. He could show up shitfaced, rape all the girls, and throw ice at any boy who tried to stop him. I guess you’re OK with that.

        Hey, I would be fine with it….It’s time the kids learn about the real world……!

        1. Well sure the drunken rape thing. But ice throwing crosses a line in my mind.

          1. The latest “credible” allegation is that Bret ate a neighbors dog and followed it up with very nice but stout IPA

            1. I believe it. They are a very appropriate pairing

            2. Was their ice in the iPad?

              1. Fuck you autocorrect for changing IPA to iPad.

            3. IPA? What a monster.

      2. Are we sure that “throwing ice” isn’t another horrid sex euphemism?

        1. That’s where you take a penguin and jam it up yo

    3. Now, now. Harvard itself hasn’t reacted yet. If the Harvard administration expels these students for blatant abuse of process, it will redound to the institution’s credit.

    4. Harvard beclowned itself long ago-Al Gore graduated in 1970.

    5. Harvard has been in an advanced state of decrepitude for a long time. Remember when they hounded Larry Summers out of there? He was a leftard just like the rest of them, but they went ape-shit when he mildly suggested that men and women might not be totally interchangeable.

      -jcr

      1. I love it when they eat their own though. Pass the popcorn.

      2. epic beclowning, yes.

  5. I am torn between thinking we should close down the Ivy League schools because they are such dins of ignorance and superstition or keep them open so that the people who attend them can be properly identified as the dangerous idiots they are.

    1. +1

    2. >>>properly identified as the dangerous idiots they are

      be a lot better if they didn’t also get to rule the world.

    3. All Ivy League universities should be razed and that land used for something more useful like a new McDonald’s or just prairie land

      1. I always wondered how resentful, unaccomplished, disaffected, poorly educated, conservative Americans viewed our strongest (liberal-libertarian) schools.

        1. Does it bother you that you’re as predictable as a Swiss clock?

          1. Swiss clocks are considered respectable…

            1. And accurate.

          2. Which also say “cuckoo”.

        2. You mean our strongest hedge funds?

        3. “resentful, unaccomplished, disaffected, poorly educated”

          But enough about you.

        4. “Strongest?”

          First of all, that is not an adjective applicable to schools. If you had ever been to one you might know that. Secondly, you do know that it’s a group from one of these schools filing this lawsuit, right?

        5. It is easy to recognize idiocy regardless of what sacred hallowed halls it inhabits. Your propensity towards childish progressive silliness may not allow you to see this.

        6. The value of an Ivy education lies in the connections you make there and a guaranteed summer internship at Google, Apple, or any of the big Wall St. banks, not so much what you learn. In fact, most undergrad classes are taught by TAs, and if you are a humanities or social sciences major, it is nearly impossible not to graduate with honors.

        7. Buy a gun and shoot yourself in the face.

    4. Well, Lionel Hutz, your degree from the University of Phoenix will look better, I guess.

    5. Just withdraw all tax funding from them, and let them sink or swim on their own.

      -jcr

  6. ti may be an absurd contortion of Title IX but that doens’t mean it won’t be succesful in fact Brett has already stated he won’t be able to return

    People keep saying its just one job interview, no its the rest of his life that is being ruined by what is credibly a conspiracy of lies to destroy him and scare anyone of wrong think

    1. He won’t be able to return because the fascist brownshirt mobs will make it impossible for him to teach a class. If they can do it to a guy like Kavanaugh who is about as connected a member of the establishment as one can be, think about what they could do to an average person.

      1. Well put in fact I was surprised that the Bush family have ignored him. Shows what kind of scum they are. I am GW and Jeb are hiding afraid to stick their scrawny progressive necks out for someone who served GW for years.

    2. When the Democrats decide to unperson you, it’s permanent.

  7. Isn’t the frivolous use of the law in this way considered unethical by state law boards?

    1. Yes as they aren’t claiming any direct knowledge of any wrong doing, which would be required to file a ‘complaint’.

      Though I’m sure the ACLU supports this use due solely to its outcome.

      As with other self righteous hyper-political groups/people, they now firmly believe the ends justify the means.

      1. They should be suspended for filing a false title IX claim.

        If they want to be lawyers they need to learn false claims are wrong and unethical. This would be a good example.

  8. http://www.chron.com/news/hous…..275297.php

    TWO HOSPITALIZED AFTER ‘WHITE POWDERY SUBSTANCE’ SENT TO SEN. TED CRUZ’S HOUSTON CAMPAIGN OFFICE.

    If people on the right were engaging in the kind of violence the left is engaging in, it would be front page news every day and considered a national emergency.

    1. A link I saw when I read the article you linked:

      PACKAGES WITH SUSPECTED RICIN SENT TO TWO TRUMP OFFICIALS

      1. Now confirmed, not suspected.

      2. That’s….not how you kill someone with ricin.

  9. Jackie (she/they pronouns) is a senior, completing a joint concentration between African and African American Studies and the Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality. Jackie works on providing legal assistance to undocumented survivors of sexual and domestic violence and on providing violence prevention education for youth of all demographics. She currently interns in the Office of BGLTQ+ Student Life and is the Director of Consent Advocates and Relationship Educators, an organization that facilitates educational workshops on consent and healthy relationships.

    That Jackie Kellogg?

    1. and on providing violence prevention education for youth of all demographics.

      I want there to be a reality show where Jackie goes down to some place like Fall River and tries to educate the youths against violence. That would be some made for TV entertainment.

      1. I want a reality show where Jackie is dropped in South America with no money. The end.

        1. I would watch that. Or maybe Pakastan. Jackie can go around and explain to the locals the evils of the patriarchy and educate them against violence.

          1. What about a show where Jackie is dropped.

            From a plane.

            Flying several thousand feet above the ocean.

            Without a parachute.

            1. Why do you hate sharks so much?

            2. “Without a parachute.”

              Or a broom.

    2. No. I believe it’s “I’ll never find a job” Jackie

      1. She will get a job in government or the non profit sector and be raking in six figures before she is 30. You watch.

        1. Well, then she won’t have a job that anyone should respect

        2. She will get a position in a university administration with some job title like Associate Dean for LGBTQ Compliance. Universities give out degrees in these fields and then use the graduates to stock up the administration with people who will enforce Dept. of Education guidelines and administrative rules.

        3. “”She will get a job in government or the non profit sector “”

          Yep.

          A lot of advocates in NYC are lawyers.

    3. Looks like her salary is directly correlated to the amount of indecipherable gobbledygook nonsense in her job description. I’m guessing this one is six figures’ worth of derp.

    4. Fuckin’ LOL at that snow-white UMC princess majoring in African and African-American Studies.

      1. Holy shit, she is white

        http://mather.harvard.edu/peop…..ne-kellogg

        And she is pretty hot too. Yeah, a good looking blond Harvard chick really knows all about oppression. I am sure her life of being taken care by her parents and various stupid men looking to get laid is just so hard.

        You really can’t make this shit up.

        1. Inevitably her family is very wealthy. Identity politics was a ruse created to replace class analysis as socialists quickly realized that none of the working class in the US supported them. What do a bunch of white liberals do when no one is interested in Hegel? Claim to be oppressed based upon some bizarre pyramid of nonsense.

            1. Broken link.

                1. Thanks!

          1. So is the fact that she is into gender and sexuality studies means she is freaky in bed?

            Just asking for a friend.

            1. So is the fact that she is into gender and sexuality studies means she is freaky in bed?

              Just asking for a friend.

              OK, John, I know you… I mean your friend has certain tastes, but c’mon.

              It’s a Title IX case and she’s co-majoring (or whatever) in African American studies. She’s banged half a dozen black guys for wokeness street credit and has helped file Title IX against at least a dozen more. It should be painfully obvious that she’s more than just suffering from crazy, she’s like a breeder reactor for it.

              1. There is no sexy like crazy sexy.

                1. Dude. I know you know better than this. Do not stick your dick in crazy.

              2. She is also majoring in LGBQWERTY or whatever it is. But I bet she is a total fake lesbian and no fun in the sack with other girls.

                1. What is the difference between gay and queer? Why do they need another f****ng letter?

              3. OK, John, I know you… I mean your friend has certain tastes, but c’mon.

                Hahaha, holy shit. Another self-loathing hayseed like Arthur L. Hicklib at our nation’s most prestigious hedge fund operating a college on the side.

                I wonder if she lets the black girls in her classes punch her in the face as reparations.

            2. Rich waspy girls are the freakiest.

            3. the African studies means she likes her men like her coffee, black.

              1. I like my men the way I like my coffee: with a GIGANTIC PENIS.

            4. “means she is freaky in bed?”

              If you consider being falsely accused of rape afterwards “freaky”.

              1. Well, there certainly are a class of self-hating leftard males (can’t call them “men”) who would get off on that.

                -jcr

          2. Identity politics was a ruse created to replace class analysis as socialists quickly realized that none of the working class in the US supported them.

            ^ This.

            1. Yeah, the American working class is practically storming the gates to get rid of Medicare.

              1. Is there any group of people you don’t hate you miserable fuck?

              2. Yeah, the American working class is practically storming the gates to get rid of Medicare.

                You don’t get to have it both ways, dismissing the working class as illiterate rubes who constantly vote against their own self-interest by supporting Republicans and claim that they are only truly represented by the Democrats they loathe.

                1. You don’t get to have it both ways

                  What do you have against the ‘Wobbly H’?

                2. Trump’s voters had a higher average income. There are subsets of poor people. Some are victims of FOX News and others vote in their own interest.

                  1. Just throw yourself in front of a speeding train and end it, you retarded Okie fuck.

                    1. Or you could just stop watching FOX News and restore your life to one of reason and calm.

        2. I checked out other images. She has a pretty face but she’s quite fat.

        3. This link doesn’t go anywhere.

          1. they seem to have deleted her page.

        4. she is pretty hot too.

          Dude, you REALLY need to get out more.

          -jcr

    5. joint concentration between African and African American Studies and the Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality.

      So, a useless wanker in the pseudointellectual bullshit field desperately seeks attention by attempting to deprive actual students of the services of a highly qualified lawyer on the federal bench?

      If Harvard lets her do this, they deserve the consequences.

      -jcr

  10. http://gothamist.com/2018/10/0…..hp#photo-1

    Protestors march on club Kavanaugh is not a member and has no connection to him beyond being associated with where he went to college to protest his nomination. He went to Georgetown Prep. Are they going to burn down Georgetown University as well?

    1. And then they will burn down Georgetown, Guyana, just to be safe.

  11. Not sure what choice Harvard really had here, but it’s still sad.

    Congrats to the Democrats I suppose – it worked. Even if confirmed, you’ve ruined Kavanaugh’s life, based solely on non-falsifiable assertions of 35 year old actions.

    The societal precedent is of course horrendously dangerous and if this trend continues, things such as this will do irreversible damage to the US in the long term.

    But I guess for some this is a political win, so bravo to them.

    At least when they get sent for re-education, I’ll be able to say ‘told you so’.

    1. The idea is to make other qualified people not want to be a part of government.

      1. Agreed, which is even more insidious.

        Should this completely work and he not be confirmed, expect the Dems to use those over and over again. They’ve used it against CEOs and now against a SCOTUS nominee…

        If they pay no cost for doing so, for want reason would they stop?

    2. But I guess for some this is a political win, so bravo to them.

      I’m very interested to see how this turns out in the midterms. From what I’ve seen, the set that has doubts over Kavanaugh is not mutually exclusive from the set that is absolutely disgusted with the behavior of the Democrats.

      1. I am too. If nothing else, they have given Republican voters a lot of motivation to vote that I don’t think they otherwise had. Since we can’t live the counterfactual of this not happening, we will never know for sure just how much it effects the midterms. It might not help the Republicans but I have hard time believing it is going to help the Democrats outside of districts they would win anyway.

      2. Good point, but the Dem leadership pushing their ability to ruin someone publicly with zero proof are not, I don’t think, in danger of losing their repective elections.

        Don’t get me wrong, it’s possible the Dems do poorly enough the leadership pays attention, but now that they have verifiable proof they can destroy anyone they want, my guess is they will continue to use it.

        Additionally note that James Carville himself tried to help Dems learn from their 2000 loss by telling them they sometimes talk down to their opponents.

        Given they’ve gotten substantially worse since then and taken to calling all non-agreeing voters clingers, hicks, bigots, Nazis, etc, etc…

        I doubt seriously the mid-term elections will change that trend.

        And again, while I think this is horrible, I think even if Kavanaugh is confirmed the Democratic leadership will still count this as a win and I think any actual downside penalty for them will be miniscule.

        The reality is most voters hate every politician except their own.

        This too depresses me, but until society decides to make those people doing this pay a price heavy enough to dissuade others from also doing so, the trend will unfortunately continue and likely get worse.

        1. Blood for blood.
          Blood for libel.

        2. I do wish I were more confident that this will play negatively. I can tell you with some certainty that Feinstein won’t be unseated, and I think you’re right that generally speaking Democrats in blue states won’t really suffer for this. Given how much Trump polarizes people, a lot of people are very likely just going to swallow whatever bile they have and continue to support their chosen Team.

          Where I think it may hurt them is not picking up new seats. These days it’s crystal clear what partisans think about things and how they’re going to vote. What we have less knowledge of is how independents are leaning. It’s possible that they’ll lose the three current red-state Democrats and not unseat any Republicans, which would be a disaster for the “Blue Wave” that could well get all but the most die-hard defecting from the party.

          Not counting on it; prepared for disappointment; but interested to see what happens.

          1. Yeah, I should add I think I may be a little depressed as usually I have faith in humans in general. Things usually get better and it wouldn’t completely surprise me that somehow the invisible hand of societal beliefs finds a way to dissuade this to kill its future use.

            Some freedoms have gotten better in 20 years, such as gun rights and I doubt that could’ve been predicted in the late 90s.

            But from where I sit, this is just the latest move in a trend of demonizing opponents (it started with smokers I think – it went from legal habit to disgusting, filthy and finally to dangerous even though proof of that assertion does not exist).

            I additionally think the underlying trend, where people believe only what the rulers in their group tell them and believe no other sources has been ongoing and getting worse as well.

            The reason so many innocent are in jail with such crap evidence is because people no longer believe in innocent until proven guilty.

            I hope I’m wrong, but if I’m right, resolving this will likely take at least a generation as the issue is with basic reasoning cannot be resolved through public debate as mobs wielding mob power rarely change behavoir based upon oppenents rhetorical arguments, no matter how excellent they are.

            1. Some freedoms have gotten better in 20 years, such as gun rights and I doubt that could’ve been predicted in the late 90s.

              This give me hope, as well, along with DC rejecting its minimum wage law.

              I think (hope?) we’re nearing the end of cycle going back to the 1960s. By the 1980s the “New Left” was so convinced that it was right about everything that they really became like religious fanatics. When the USSR collapsed, it shook a lot of people’s faith in socialism, but a lot simply doubled down (like Bernie).

              I had social science teachers in the ’80s who told us in all seriousness that we were being lied to about conditions in the USSR and that things were actually quite peachy. You couldn’t say that anymore in the ’90s.

              The new wave of “socialism” is a simulacrum of socialism being acted out by a combination of today’s youth and the die-hard socialists left over from the ’60s. The more shrill they get, the more they alienate people. There used to be “serious” voices on the “hard left,” but that’s increasingly untrue.

              Unfortunately, I don’t know what will replace it since, as you say, people seem to get more and more rabid the more vacuous their ideology becomes.

        3. As with Title IX abuses leading to reforms, I would expect (and actually demanded of my senator) reforms in the confirmation process. If anything, I’d be more concerned with an overcorrection as tensions are high and people rarely make the best decisions when their ire is raised. Thomas should have been the warning call, but here we are.

          As far as the social media mobs, I think we will have a generation of trees bearing strange fruit before it works itself out of the system. Again, the concern is more with the response after as the right can be just as vindictive and quite honestly are way more skilled in holding a grudge.

          If anything, should Kavanaugh be confirmed, the democrats have a sworn enemy with a lifetime appointment to one of the most powerful positions in government.

          Probably wasn’t the smartest move on their part.

    3. Harvard had the choice to explain the law and say maybe try learning from someone you disagree with. Because you’re going to go up against them in court all the time.

      1. If a great number of current students, current funders (alumni), and other stakeholders have a huge problem with him teaching, I’m not sure what else they could do.

        Just like the Mozilla CEO – if large numbers of clients, investors, employees… stakeholders have an issue, what can they do even if no one should have any issue in the first place?

        So while I think Harvard “mgt” agrees with this and should be treated with derision for doing so, I’m unsure what they could do even if they disagreed.

        Just to be clear I think the only moral choice is to stand up for innocent until proven guilty/benefit of the doubt, but public entities cannot ignore real sustained pressures like these.

        1. Just to be clear I think the only moral choice is to stand up for innocent until proven guilty/benefit of the doubt,

          Some people don’t think much of that sentiment being paraded from the birther/’lock her up’/Muslim communist from Kenya side of the aisle.

          Carry on, clingers.

          Oh, and keep thinking that the women who watched Prof. Ford testify while a bunch of old white men hid behind prosecutorial ladypants until it was time to cheer for Kavanaugh were thinking ‘this really makes we want to vote for Republicans.’

          1. keep thinking that the women who watched Prof. Ford testify while a bunch of old white men hid behind prosecutorial ladypants until it was time to cheer for Kavanaugh were thinking ‘this really makes we want to vote for Republicans.’

            Few people vote for; most people vote against. The real question is not “which Party is Good,” it’s “which Party is Less Vile.”

            Oh, and you’re an insufferable bigot. Your glaring and ongoing hypocrisy combined with your bone-dense stupidity is really quite an accomplishment for someone who has such high regard for himself.

          2. lol – you should stop fighting with the people you make up in your head. To help, I’ve posted on this exam site since before 2000 – please find even a single post of mine where you could call me a birther or any of the other idiotic crap you assert.

            I know you won’t of course, as just like any other power mad racist bigot you don’t care about pesky things like facts

            But honestly as much time as you spend spouting your nonsensical racist ramblings on a libertarian site, one would think you could see that disagreeing with Democrats doesn’t make one a Republican.

            Though it’s my fault I suspect for assuming an ignorant racist can see anything other than us and everyone else.

            OTOH – I did see a documentary on Netflix where former KKK members turned around, so maybe there’s hope for you. And they were raised in very poor circumstances with extremely poor educational oppurtunities.

            I know this means they’re still 20 IQ points above you, but don’t fret. What one idiot can do, another can do.

            So there’s hope for you yet.

            1. And they were raised in very poor circumstances with extremely poor educational oppurtunities.

              So was Arthur L. Hicklib, which is why he can’t come up with anything unique to say other than the same boilerplate Proglydyte Bingo bullet points.

              An 85 IQ hayseed doesn’t become more intelligent just because he adopts the politics of his economic and social superiors.

      2. Eventually they’ll need robot intermediary lawyers, to protect the snowflake lawyers from being triggered by someone with a different world view on the other side of the case..

      3. Yes, but let’s give them time. I’m sure the law school faculty and leading law students will call for a teach-in to correct the mistakes of these students in their misunderstanding of the law.

        Well, kinda sure.

    4. I am sure that it is also to undermine every opinion he may write if he gets on the Supreme Court. No doubt there are constitutional law professors who are creating “critical legal theory” narratives that if a case is decided 5 to 4, and two ion the majority votes are Kavanaugh and Goresuch, then those decisions are not to be considered as authority or precedent in the same manner as other cases. They will say that these cases are illegitimate because of “Stolen Seat!!” and “Rapist!!”. And the useful part of this is that even if Kavanaugh does not get confirmed to the Supreme Court, they have smeared his name so much that the “illegitimacy” argument can be used against him for his opinions on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. And also supply ammunition for a pocket-lining old hack like Maxine Waters to scream about impeaching him and removing him from the Supreme Court or his present judgeship.

    5. Not sure what choice Harvard really had here, but it’s still sad.

      They could issued a response of “Get the fuck over yourself, you snotty little twat”, and expelled her if she refused to do so.

      -jcr

  12. Meets my definition of malice

  13. This is what Socialism looks like, folks.

    Getting people fired for ideological reasons, heckler’s veto for dissenting speech to Socialism, and violence to get back in power.

    All Lefties need to do is accept the swastika like their fellow Nazis did and start a war.

    1. This is what Socialism looks like, folks.

      Absolutely. And without any irony those marching in lockstep today really believe they wouldn’t have done so in 1930s.

      1. Thank you for taking a respite from chanting “lock her up,” and engaging in race-targeting voter suppression, and circulating birther e-mails to provide pointers on this subject.

        1. I’ve never chanted “lock her up” nor engaged in race-targeting voter suppression nor supported anyone who has done so nor ever sent any political emails, especially birther ones.

          Though I don’t doubt that if I supported any of your choosen candidates, I would immediately be supporting voter suppression, please don’t fall into that problem where you think since you’re a racist idiot who see only us and enemies, means that everyone else is the same.

          1. As if Reverend Projection is going to listen

        2. Voter ID proposals don’t target any particular race, they target ineligible voters.

          1. Isn’t if funny how liberals think requiring an ID is racial suppression, but only for voting.

  14. This is their faith. You don’t need facts or evidence when you have “sola fide”.

    What is honestly the difference between “Believe All Women” and “Faith Alone”?

    1. What is honestly the difference between “Believe All Women” and “Faith Alone”?

      Faith alone requires me to decide where and how I dispense my belief. “Believe all women” doesn’t even grant me that level of freedom.

  15. “THEY’RE NOT DESTROYING HIS LIFE YOU POOPYHEADS!!!” – shorter more eloquent chemjeff

    1. “Hold my beer” – SJW Lynch Mobs.

  16. Additionally, student-activists had lobbied their classmates to file Title IX complaints against Kavanaugh.

    Remember — THESE are the “best and brightest”.

    And Title IX is super important to keep for…reasons.

    Jacqueline Kellogg, the student who organized the campaign to file Title IX complaints against Kavanaugh, told the Crimson that using the Title IX process in this manner gives them “power” and legitimizes their “right to our feeling of being safe.”

    I assumed being an absolute fucking moron helped people feel safe. Works for Rev, after all.

    1. My professors never legitimized my right to feeling safe.

      Then again, I majored in engineering, not “a joint concentration between African and African American Studies and the Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality”, so it’s really my fault.

      1. Taking real classes. That’s your problem right there.

    2. Sadly, it’s an admission that misusing the law for their own ends is justifiable.

      They shouldn’t be allowed in any law school.

  17. The polling data suggests the Kavanaugh/Ford SJC hearing may give the GOP a bump in November.
    Thanks Brett.

  18. LOL. Because what could a federal judge who has been on the second most powerful court in the country teach to kids at Harvard? Surely nothing about the value of due process, burden of proof, etc…

    When you hire a Harvard-trained attorney of recent vintage, remember that this is the quality of “thought” they produce and act accordingly.

    1. I’m sure he’ll have completely forgotten about this little kerfluffle when it’s time to hire clerks.

      1. “Since this is just a job interview, agree to let the FBI investigate the assertion that you filed a Title IX accusation.”

        1. Heh.

          Although, at this point, I don’t think the Dems can let him stay on any bench, without losing all credibility.

    2. Didn’t this same school have a mass freakout over fucking Halloween costumes?

      1. I think that was Yale. But, hey-the academic elite that is the Ivy League, right?

    3. To them, due process is “triggering.”

  19. The first Chief Justice of the United States, John Jay, had to drop out from writing the Federalist Papers because he was injured in . . . a bar fight. How could they have let such a reprobate on the Supreme Court?

    https://twitter.com/stevenfhayward

    A+++ for Kavanaugh then.

    1. Orin Hatch quoted that tweet and said “I knew John Jay..” Hatch is for the most part a typical crapweasel Senator. But the man does have a good sense of humor, which is rare among politicians.

      1. As far as I’m concerned the youthful beer drinking and bar brawling humanize the guy and make him more qualified. The Supremes have for too long been considered/treated like philosopher kings.

        1. I completely agree.

        2. Agreed. That’s why Trump makes me nervous. I don’t trust a man that doesn’t drink beer. It’s a serious character flaw.

          1. I think beer is nasty, personally. Now harder liquors are decent. But most beers are meh. I’m somewhat partial to Guiness and Harp but I don’t seek ’em out.

            1. I practically grew up on Extra Stout.

            2. Where do you stand on IPAs?

              1. I have SOME taste. IPA’s are like a really bitter form of urine.

        3. I’ll take your philosopher king and raise you a warrior poet.

  20. Trump is so wrong. I would GLADLY do business with any company that hire foreign guest workers over these student clowns.

    It boggles the mind that no one at the school told these kids “you can’t charge title 9 charges over incidents that didn’t occur on campus”.

    1. Why do you think they oppose skilled based immigration?

    2. “you can’t charge title 9 charges over incidents that didn’t occur on campus”

      They don’t because this isn’t true. Universities are routinely involved in situations that took place off campus or even outside any notion of our communally shared reality.

      1. But generally they don’t cover things that happened before the person was a student there.

        1. I don’t know. They cover things that didn’t happen off campus between students and non-students, and this was before Kavanaugh’s hearinginterviewtrial. I don’t see what conceptual limitations they have (had) with regard to allegations of conduct prior to being a student. I think it’s practically unfeasible and I wish it were conceptually untrue but I think the notion that it doesn’t apply to incidents that didn’t take place off campus isn’t correct.

  21. Well done, Harvard. Denying your students opportunities to learn from a DC CofA judge and/or SCOTUS Justice, as well as the potential to sufficiently impress him and earn…i dunno a prestigious clerkship or WH referral, all in the name of Social Justice! I applaud your dedication.

    1. This would never have happened when Kingsfield was teaching at Harvard Law.

  22. I wonder how Title IX will fare if it ever comes before SCOTUS with a Justice Kavanaugh on the bench.

  23. Nothing more unsafe than lefties having temper tantrums and demanding everyone bow to their every wish by pretending they don’t feel safe.

    They are really scary.

  24. When do these students learn about due process?

    1. second it’s being denied them.

      1. True.

        People acting like a mob should be treated like one.

        1. With but a whiff of grapeshot?

          1. They are emboldened by liberal Democrats. From this support they derive undeserved credibility.

            Hell, it’s one of everyones only two democratic choices.

            It may come to civil war, but all that serves is forcing right over wrong after much death and destruction.

            We can achieve much more, peacefully, by criminalizing lying.

            If lying was a crime nobody could say Kavanagh committed any crime without proof through due process.

  25. So who said the circus wouldn’t affect his career?

      1. That’s collectivistjeff, John

        1. chemjeff radical collectivist?

          1. Pigeon is shorter.

            1. You are the pigeon, Skippy. You fly into conversations and throw grenades of shit all over them.

    1. The entire staff of this publication

  26. At some point these victims are going to learn what a real victim is. If you have the power to ruin a powerful man’s life by mere unsubstantiated allegations, you ain’t quite the helpless little victim you claim to be. Somebody getting their head bashed in with a baseball bat is a victim. A victim of a terrible, terrible tragedy we should all feel sorry for and not at all snicker about them getting what’s coming to them.

  27. My first thought reading this was “Damn, that’s pretty vile. They should be stopped”

    Then I though about Rules for Radicals, and the part where he argues for using your enemies policies against them, and overwhelming them with their own paperwork/bureaucracy. Maybe we should encourage these kids, because if they claim enough scalps it just might bring about the end of Title IX

    1. All of the Prog professors who think this is great should be terrified right now. The knock will come on some of their doors one day and a lot sooner than they think it will.

      1. They correctly believe that their enemies to the right hold too desperately to ideals like honor and integrity, and so they feel safe in the abuse of power against them. It never occurs to them that their own will inevitably use these tactics against them for not being progressive enough when the goalposts shift.

        1. Win or lose, socialist revolutionaries tend to end up against a wall.

        2. Constant revolution!

          1. Modernism in a nutshell

            1. Thanks Cathy.

              1. Didn’t know Cathy dislikes modernism. Huh.

      2. Bret Weinstein says “hello” from his underground bunker.

  28. Aren’t witch hunts against conservative judges fun?
    They bring out all the tolerance, acceptance and inclusion from the American left just before they burn him.

  29. “At least I was open minded as my lefty friends got drunk on political power and ruined a families life” Robby thought to himself as he scootered home

    1. “I’m sure my cocktail party invite will come any day now”

    2. Seriously did Robbie finally grow a brain or is he only outraged because he fancies himself a title IX expert? Does he give a shit that this man has been a victim of partisan character assassination or is he just offended that the snowflakes are misusing title IX? He himself has done his part to slander this man. What the fuck did he think was going to happen?

  30. The Left not only defects on every rule that makes civilization possible, they defect on *their own rules* they put in place for their own power.

    The only rule they believe in is “More Leftist Power Now”.

    1. Replace “leftists” with “Jews” and behold how insane you people sound.

      1. In this thread, Tony elides an important difference. Can he tell what it is?

        Let’s watch!

        1. Not as different as you may think. Fascists always go after “leftists,” usually while they’re going after Jews at the same time.

          1. He cannot!

            Will he benefit from another atrempt?

            1. Nope. He will remain a moron and none of us will be surprised.

              -jcr

          2. “”Fascists always go after “leftists,” usually while they’re going after Jews””

            Referring to the National Socialist German Workers’ Party?

            1. That’s how evil the Nazis were, they included “socialists” merely to sully the name.

      2. Try it when you mention the right or republicans.

        1. They’d be the Nazis in this analogy. It’s OK to hate all Nazis.

          1. Well, the Fascists were akshully allies with the Nazi’s Trusty

    2. Yep.

      In was less than 20 years ago when they considered rethoric such as “you’re either with us or against us” to be divisive. Less than 15 years ago they railed against the Patriot Act as an Intrusion on the very basic rights all citizens should have.

      How far they’ve come…

      1. They were also quite outraged at people who would cast aspersions on their patriotism or accuse them of colluding with, say, Russia.

    3. Defects?

      You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

      1. Hey… wait a minute!

      2. “defecates”

  31. “Title IX reform has been so urgently necessary is that aggrieved students have weaponized the process in order to silence people”

    Sounds like it’s working as designed… another Obama-era initiative designed to make it easier for the true believers to silence wrong-think.

  32. Sources have confirmed to me how the bar fight originated:

    A gentleman started loudly singing:
    Red red wine goes to my head
    Makes me forget…

    From the other side of the bar came a loud rejoinder:
    I like beer. I still like beer.
    I’ve never blacked out. Have you ever blacked out?

    The argument re the merits of wine v beer heated up. While others started throwing glasses, it is understood that Brett Kavanaugh only threw ice in order to cool things down.

    It’s all a terrible misunderstanding of what actually happened.

    1. A gentleman started loudly singing:
      Red red wine goes to my head
      Makes me forget…

      You didn’t need to go any further – violence justified.

      1. I like to think that a bar fight in John Jay’s day was over some noble cause.

        But you’re right, it was probably over song lyrics.

  33. This is America. There is somebody else out there whose entire personality consists of liking beer and sports, I guarantee it.

    1. One wonders if you realize what you’re doing when you denigrate someone who is inarguably more qualified and successful than you in every way.

      1. Apparently by way of sheer rich white privilege.

        Or maybe you’re right. I certainly could never have spent as much time in high school as drunk as he was and still gotten all As.

        1. And after all that, he’s still more successful and qualified that you.

          In every way.

          How inadequate you must feel knowing that someone you consider far beneath you is inarguably more successful and qualified than you in every way.

          1. At least I’m not a mean drunk.

            1. You are just nasty and hateful sober.

            2. And that guy you think is a mean drunk is still more successful and qualified that you.

              In every way.

              How inadequate you must feel knowing that someone you consider far beneath you is inarguably more successful and qualified than you in every way.

              1. Do you think you are making some sort of point or insulting me by noting that I’m not Supreme Court material? I guess your nomination got lost in the mail?

                1. No, I’m making the point that you have no self awareness.

        2. I did that in college. And I know a lot of other people who did it. it is called being smart and school coming easy to you. Since you are a moron who likely barely learned to read, I could see where that would be mysterious to you.

          1. I attended college in the UK. Don’t talk to me about mixing studies with booze. They schedule your classes around your hangovers there.

            1. Trust fund Tony lecturing people on white priviliege, is actually just jealous he wasted his and amounted to nothing.

            2. I attended college in the UK. Don’t talk to me about mixing studies with booze. They schedule your classes around your hangovers there.

              But somehow Kavanaugh drinking shows his privilige. You really are a raving lunatic.

              1. Inconsistency, thy name is Tony.

              2. I didn’t say that. It shows his drunkenness. He’s obviously a drunk. He was a mean, weepy drunk at his own goddamn senate hearing. I get it. Sometimes you want a drink before something stressful.

                But none of the rest of us are up for the goddamn supreme court you low-standard imbecile.

                1. And yet he’s still found a way to be vastly more successful than you with the same privileges you had.

        3. “Tony|10.2.18 @ 6:00PM|#

          Apparently by way of sheer rich white privilege.”

          Thanks trust fund Tony.

          1. Lol I forgot about that.

          2. Being a liberal means being acutely aware of one’s own tally of privileges and disadvantages. Being a conservative means believing sincerely that straight white men are the most oppressed people of all.

            1. Apparently it also means being jealous of people who are more successful because they didn’t waste their opportunities.

            2. Being a liberal means being acutely aware of one’s own tally of privileges and disadvantages.

              That’s funny, because you show no awareness of either one in yourself at all, while obsessing over the privileges and disadvantages of others.

              Have you ever been evaluated for pathological narcissism?

              1. Why bother having the obvious confirmed?

            3. lol – what privilege are you claiming Kavanaugh had not afforded to all high school and college students? Drinking?

            4. “Being a liberal means being acutely aware of one’s own tally of privileges and disadvantages.”
              Wow I did not know that. But I have noticed that liberals are really self absorbed. That must be what makes them such whiny little bitches. Thanks for enlightening me!

            5. Tony = “Being a liberal means being acutely aware of one’s own tally of privileges and disadvantages. Being a conservative means believing sincerely that straight white men are the most oppressed people of all.”

              So Tony gets zero points for being a totally straight white male.

              Now if Tony was totally gay, he’d get one point – for being totally gay.

              But if Tony decided he was really a she – well, he or she would get two points – for being confused about whether he had a cock or a vagina.

              1. Now you’re getting it.

            6. Being a liberal means being a socialist [period]

              There is no such thing as a liberal.

        4. When did you pass the bar, Tony?

          -jcr

        5. “”Apparently by way of sheer rich white privilege.””

          The funny thing is the rich white privilege in this story is liberals who have no problem abusing a law meant to help victims of sexual assaults in order to gain power over someone.

  34. The only silver lining of all this is with our current American Journalistic Attention Span… wait…

    SPan of Attention for the Zeitgeist, or SPAZ– we’ve gone from a porn star/white house scandal, our Democracy being under attack in an actual really real act of war from the commies to a bunch of baseless accusations of gang rape and sexual touchiness for The Most Powerful Man In the World.

    So give this whole thing another… *checks watch* half hour and we’ll be on to something else. I was just told THIS is gonna take down Trump.

    1. How do you suppose most people here would react if Hillary Clinton had been the first president in recent history not to release her tax information?

      1. The smae way they reacted when Obama refused to release his academic records despite claiming to a Wiley Coyote Super Genius. You wouldn’t give a shit Tony, jus tlike you didn’t give a shit when she was found running a private server full of above TS level classified information. Or like you dind’t care when she told the families of the people killed at Bengazi, she was going to get the guy who did the video behind those attacks.

        1. Or like he didn’t care when she was busted for selling political access for bribes to her ‘foundation’. Or when she was busted for stealing the WH silver ware.
          I didn’t save the bullshit on that one, but I’m pretty sure Tony responded with some bullshit about how it wasn’t very expensive.
          Right. Only cheap enough for the hag to steal. I think he mean that as a defense.

        2. The smae way they reacted when Obama refused to release his academic records

          So you’re admitting my point? You’d act like hysterical little babies. Just as I said.

          It’s not often that someone’s stupidity can be so endlessly amusing.

      2. How do you suppose most people here would react if Hillary Clinton had been the first president in recent history not to release her tax information?

        I suppose the same way the New York Times is reacting.

      3. The Dilbert guy claims that a tiny handful of people who cross party lines are making the Kavanaugh-related decisions. If he’s right, the trick could work for spoiler voters ballsy enough to defect from the kleptocracy. Substitution curve hockey sticks have momentum…

  35. “”Using the Title IX process to file formal complaints against known abusers and harassers is exactly what the process is designed to do,” wrote Kellogg.”

    So now he is a KNOWN abuser and harasser? Not even merely a credibly accused one? And before we even have the results of the much ballyhooed FBI investigation?

    What a scumbag.

    1. To be accused is to be guilty, because women never lie.

      1. Well except for the nuts and sluts who fingered Mr. HIllary Clinton.

  36. “This is such an absurd contortion of Title IX that I suspect even those filing the complaint know it’s unlikely to succeed as a matter of law, and are doing it more as a publicity stunt than anything else,” Harris wrote [, and]
    “Using the Title IX process to file formal complaints against known abusers and harassers is exactly what the process is designed to do,” wrote Kellogg.

    She said; she said.

  37. File an objection. This woman Kellogg should never be allowed to the practice of law.

  38. “Nearly 50 students signed a petition indicating they had done so, though it’s not clear all of them actually did, according to The Harvard Crimson.”‘

    Can anyone find a link to this online petition?

    1. Maybe it was on The Harvard Facebook.

    2. Sure. The FBI!

  39. Don’t want Kavanaugh but allow noted moron Laurence Tribe to teach there.

    The school lives on rep alone.

  40. “I urge the students to divert their energy from this implausible claim that he’s going to create a sexually hostile environment by teaching at the Law School to the really grand issue of whether he’s fit to be in his current judgeship or promoted to the Supreme Court,” Halley said.
    It’s worth noting, as Hailey indicates, that a lot of democrats are demanding not just that Kavanaugh not be confirmed to SCOTUS but that he be impeached and tossed off the federal bench. If the Ds take the house I would not be surprised to see articles of impeachment voted on. That’s how deep this shit is.

  41. So…
    Who do we think sent the ricin to Trump and Mattis?

    1. It was definitely a disgruntled conservative. There’s no way it could have been a left-leaning person, because they are tolerant and loving.

      1. Particularly of Trump.

      2. They’ve got so much love, they need to get it out in full semi-auto.

    2. When your power levels are so high that not even a biological weapon can stop you.

  42. Are you or have you ever been a conservative?

    1. These are college students, in a school supposed to provide a real education, and not a one of them is self-aware enough to connect with ‘Tail Gunner Joe’?

  43. My hope is Kavanaugh gets confirmed, the ACLU gets to ligitate in front of him (hey, it was ‘non-political’ on their parts, so there’s no reason to recuse) and Harvard gets a former employee on he high court.
    And then gets to explain why he’s a ‘former employee’.

  44. So you can file a Title 9 complaint BEFORE anything has happened? If he has not yet arrived there to teach the class, it seems unlikely he has harassed anyone there yet. (Although I suppose one can harass others via text messages, a la Anthony Weiner. But if he has done that, especially now, it would be surprising.)

    This reminds me of the story from a few months back, reported here on Reason, about a woman who reported a sex trafficking ring. She had left an event with her husband and children, spotted some young men sitting in a car in the same parking garage, and she got a distinct feeling they were sex traffickers intending to subdue her and her husband and then make off with her infant and toddler to sell them on the black market. IIRC, it caused a minor panic despite being only imagined (although credible).

    I think pre-crime, and the efforts to deal with pre-crime and punish pre-criminals, is now actually a thing!

    Philip K Dick is turning out to be more and more prescient by the day.

    1. I hope the court gives these students and the attorneys representing them a crash course FRCP Rule 11.

  45. I guess only state prosecutors are allowed to contort laws to fit their personal objectives.

  46. Sources say Hillary Clinton and Stormy Daniels had a three some with Bill Clinton.

    The Theme was = What if someone gave an orgy and no one came.

  47. When you get a call from the White House to come in and talk about a job opportunity.

    Do not go. Think of any excuse.

    My psychiatrist thinks any changes might set me off again.

    Mistress Dominique won’t let me.

    I have heel spurs

    Anything.

    1. Echospinner|10.2.18 @ 9:57PM|#
      “When you get a call from the White House to come in and talk about a job opportunity.
      Do not go. Think of any excuse.”

      IF the POTUS is right of CNN.

  48. Lots of our problems could be solved if we got rid of Harvard and Yale, then redistributed their endowments to beauty academies and truck driving schools.

  49. Harvard law students are post graduates in a prestigious law school. At that level students are expected to be able to direct their own education with nothing more than a syllabus, a laptop and a law library. Nobody makes you attend a lecture. Most law school students would kill to attend lectures from a federal judge at that level.

    He was a visiting lecturer. Not full time faculty.

    Here is what the Dean had to say about him just after the nomination “I congratulate Judge Kavanaugh on his nomination to the Supreme Court and thank him for his superb teaching at Harvard Law School over the past decade. As the Williston Lecturer on Law, he has brought rigor and openness to his ever-popular courses on Separation of Powers and the Supreme Court. An inspiring teacher and mentor, Judge Kavanaugh has somehow always found extra time for his students, whether to dig deeper into important legal questions or to offer valuable career advice. Let me take this occasion to thank Judge Kavanaugh for the generosity, dedication, and collegiality he has shown our community.”

    Heh.

    1. I was riveted by his hearing responses to legal questions from Senators Lee and Cruz. I wanted to sign up for his classes right there.

      I wonder if the classes are on tape and if Prager U could get them up on Utube.

  50. So now you can fire someone on the basis of unsubstantiated allegations? How is that legal?

  51. So I’m not saying we should go back to the good ol’ days of busting out attack dogs and fire hoses for uppity college students… But we should probably start busting out attack dogs and fire hoses for uppity college students. LOL

  52. These students are emboldened in their fascism by liberal Democrats. From this support they derive undeserved credibility.

    Hell, it’s one of everyones only two democratic choices. Right and wrong isn’t determined by the flip of a coin.

    It may come to civil war, but all that serves is forcing right over wrong after much death and destruction.

    We can achieve much more, peacefully, by criminalizing lying.

    If lying was a crime nobody could say Kavanagh committed any crime without proof through due process.

    1. I strongly disagree with “criminalizing lying, but at least you are proposing a solution to this mess. Most of the goobers around here just bitch and moan about “the Left” without proposing anything.

      1. Look at all the fuss, the conflict, the hatred everywhere resulting from lies and the general obfuscation of truth. It occurs everywhere on social media, between individuals and in court. We are consumed by it.

        Eliminated by criminalizing lying, it would drive the additional human right amendment to be able to voluntarily record everything we witness everywhere we go.

        It is the future we can usher in today.

        1. The problem is that most of it isn’t direct lies… It’s lies by omission, or stuff where one can manipulate facts to fit a particular narrative. Stricter libel/slander laws would deal with a small portion of the nonsense in the world, but not all of it.

          But you are correct that lies of omission, and all the other forms of deception, are largely responsible for the shit show we have.

          1. Lies of omission will be largely eliminated by asking direct questions.

            Then we can begin to trust the answers, from individuals, politicians and choose media that asks the tough questions and exposes those who refuse to communicate.

        2. “”Eliminated by criminalizing lying,””

          Except the state will carve out an exception for its self.

          1. Everyone who wants to be corrupt will want to. The corrupt need to lie.

            Justice exists in the environment of the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

            A demonstrably unjust state won’t last.

  53. Expel them all.

    1. ^YES^ ^THIS^

      Do these seem like young adults that show promise as future lawyers? Minds of particularly incisive intellect? Souls of patience and painstaking attention to logic, integrity , devotion to the rule of law?

  54. From the linked article:

    “Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered,” Associate Dean and Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs Catherine Claypoole wrote in the email, which she sent on behalf of the Law School’s Curriculum Committee.

    So, Kavanaugh told THEM that he wouldn’t be returning. The faculty didn’t fire Kavanaugh. Huh. Guess that complicates the narrative.

    1. Not really. The circus has led to hundreds of people filing a complaint, which in turn made the judge reconsider. He heard the heckler’s veto loud and clear.

  55. …using the Title IX process in this manner gives them “power” and legitimizes their “right to our feeling of being safe.”

    Pretty much sums it up; add to victim status and their definitely “empowered” to utilize as a cudgel.

  56. “may inevitably”

    Kudos.

  57. Another shining example of how leftists do not care about justice or equality, but rather simply wish to control all thought and debate by limiting it to only those they approve. Universities were once where free thought, expression and debate were encouraged, but now they are the most repressive institutions in this country. There is no other locations where you can be punished for espousing the wrong views than universities. If leftists continue to succeed in corrupting and misusing Federal laws to silence political opponents, this country will be in serious trouble. In reality, if their point of view was valid and able to stand on its own merits, they would not be resorting to such tactics.

  58. Another shining example of how leftists do not care about justice or equality, but rather simply wish to control all thought and debate by limiting it to only those they approve. Universities were once where free thought, expression and debate were encouraged, but now they are the most repressive institutions in this country. There is no other locations where you can be punished for espousing the wrong views than universities. If leftists continue to succeed in corrupting and misusing Federal laws to silence political opponents, this country will be in serious trouble. In reality, if their point of view was valid and able to stand on its own merits, they would not be resorting to such tactics.

  59. When the professor who teaches “Sexuality and the Law” and the professor who teaches “Gender and the Law: Queer Theory in Legal Studies” won’t back your frivolousness, you know you’re REALLY out on a limb.

  60. This is so sad at so many levels. By crying wolf one too many times they will lose the law’s protection and thereby enable true predators. In the meantime, they will bully and victimize the innocent. More and more I resent my tax dollars (in the form of public universities and/or student grants and aid) funding atrocious behavior and beliefs contrary to mine. Janus needs to be extended to the hyper partisan educational system. Universities no longer educate, rather they indoctrinate and enable.

  61. Harvard activist; ’tis a dangerous dance ye do, no? Be ye so righteous, ye canna’ see?..peace

  62. How long has Kavanaugh worked at Harvard? Is he tenured? How many incidents of sexual assault has he been involved in? How many students has he had sexual contact with? Let me guess– NONE? What makes these students think this pattern will change?

  63. Harvard joins Evergreen State University as bulwarks of safe spaces and leaders of cyber mobs. Due process be damned.

  64. So? God’s Own Prohibitionists know good and well their Coathanger Abortion Amendment ain’t gonna pass either. This would be a good time to revive the Equal Rights Amendment push. The actuarial situation is a lot better and the 9/11 Saudi attacks demonstrated the value of mystical superstition in government forcefully enough to reverse the slope of all organized faith membership curves. Three can play this Amendments game.

    1. When Kavanagh overturns Roe vs Wade the murderous ideologues will be incensed.

      Their extremism is exposed by the truth demonstrated by evidence of logic and science. An unborn baby is a living distinct human being logically deserving the equal right to life.

      Only the corrupt need to lie. Justice will be done.

      1. SCOTUS could overturn RvW, and it wouldn’t make any difference at all. RvW has always been a constitutional mess.

        The real support for choice is Planned Parenthood V Casey from 1992 (two years AFTER Justice Thomas was seated).

        The left screamed about Thomas being appointed, using this same false call. But in Reality, he was on the court with the right of choice was STENGTHENED, and it has stood since.

  65. Exactly. “…when it is appropriate.”

    This would not be one of those times.

  66. “He will be fine.” “He can always go back to his cushy job as an appellate judge.” “It’s not a right to be a supreme court justice.” “this is just a job interview.” “this isn’t a court preceding, it should require proof.”

    1. Dang it….”shouldn’t require proof”

  67. “Using the Title IX process to file formal complaints against known abusers and harassers is exactly what the process is designed to do,” wrote Kellogg.

    I wonder if she would still say this if a student filed a Title IX complaint against *her*!

  68. “known abusers and harassers”…”KNOWN”, got that?

    That makes it okay, then. And the fact is, that Ms. Kellog, and, presumably anyone else who is enlightened enough in the ways of Grievance Acquisition Studies and LGBTIA+BBQ Studies acquire the mystical ability to just KNOW who’s guilty and who is not.

    Thus, it is by the accusation thou shalt know them. Who’s accused is guilty, who accuses is trustworthy. Would make being a law student, as well as lawyer and judge, a lot easier, I would think.

  69. And now we know why DeVos is correct to revise the Title IX rules.

    Once again, the Trump administration is correct.

  70. Hey Harvard students: Do you like apples?

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