‘Strike Against Kavanaugh’, Law Students Hold Nationwide 3-Day Walkout
In a matter of days, the Strike Against Kavanaugh movement has sprung up at law schools across the country.
A movement has sprung up at law schools across the country to protest the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and demand Congress begin impeachment proceedings.
The movement called “Strike Against Kavanaugh” began at 2:15 EST 0n Wednesday, October 10 and runs through Friday, October 12.
A letter on the movement’s website says Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court has put the country in the middle of a “national emergency.”
“We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct. We do not recognize Kavanaugh as a legitimate member of the United States Supreme Court,” the letter continues.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported the strike sprung out of a meeting of the National Lawyers Guild at New York University last Saturday. As news of Kavanaugh’s confirmation spread Justine Medina and her guild co-chairs at Brooklyn Law School announced a plan to strike.
“Law students are particularly situated to speak about this issue,” Medina told The Chronicle as they had an obligation to defend the legal system’s norms, checks and balances.
Word of the strike spread through emails, phone calls, online petitions, newsletters and the like. By Tuesday afternoon more than 30 organizations and at least 12 law schools across the country had signed on but many more were quickly signing up.
Participating in the strike are law students at American, Emory, George Washington, Duke and Rutgers Universities, as well as the Universities of Miami, Richmond, Southern California, Denver and North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Law students at Ohio State University already staged a walkout on Monday.
Yale Law School, Kavanaugh’s alma mater, has been protesting Kavanaugh’s nomination for days. In addition to campus protests, hundreds of students drove to Washington DC to protest Kavanaugh.
Scenes from the first day of the Strike Against Kavanaugh were shared on Twitter:
Over 200 students walked out of class today to assert our voices and stand in solidarity with each other. #CancelKanavaugh pic.twitter.com/coUKYyajR6
— National Lawyers Guild UCLA (@ucla_nlg) October 5, 2018
“If we can do this in four days, imagine what we can do in four weeks, in four years” –@jnmedina8989 #StrikeAgainstKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/fLg3g8RhxL
— StrikeAgainstKavanaugh (@kavanaughstrike) October 10, 2018
Video from the #StrikeAgainstKavanaugh at Rutgers Law School in Newark! Students staged a walk-out at 2:15 and were joined by faculty and deans in solidarity. @NLGnews @NLGNYCnews @ACLUNJ pic.twitter.com/irY10ZgKYy
— shayan mirzahaidar (@s_mirzahaidar) October 11, 2018
They should really teach us a lesson by dropping out of law school.
Please the GOP needs to be fired up Thanks !
Walk out don’t return. Some one else will appreciate the ed opportunity.
Just the kind of idiot lawyers we don’t need!!!
The rapist government! The worst, nastiest creeps ever, look at the WH! Even the glorified whore!
Lower their grades for missing class!
Oh yeah, a bunch of asshole future slip and fall lawyers really represent us!!!
And kavanaugh is still a Supreme Court Justice.
They should walk out forever since they DO NOT BELIEVE IN INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY