Fifty-nine members of Yale Law School’s faculty called on the Senate to conduct a “fair and deliberate confirmation process” for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who’s been accused of sexually assaulting a woman when they were both in high school. “With so much at stake for the Supreme Court and the nation, we are concerned about a rush to judgment that threatens both the integrity of the process and the public’s confidence in the Court,” the open letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee read. The faculty members insisted that a “partisan hearing alone” will not determine “the truth of the matter,” saying the situation requires a “neutral factfinder” like the FBI to “investigate facts.” The letter also said that the confirmation process should be conducted in such a way that “gives Americans reason to trust the Supreme Court... This is particularly so for an appointment that will yield a deciding vote on women’s rights and myriad other questions of immense consequence in American lives,” the letter read.
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