Maine Protesters Want Susan Collins To Take A Stand On Brett Kavanaugh

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Dozens of students, wearing black, staged a sit-in at the law school Monday, while others traveled to Washington, protest the nomination on Capitol Hill, lining the halls of the Senate and demonstrating in front of several different offices.

At least 44 students were arrested in Washington, Yale Law Students Demanding Better said.

Later Monday, hundreds of protesters marched to the Supreme Court while women across the nation conducted a #BelieveSurvivors walkout at 1 p.m. ET to show solidarity with women affected by sexual assault, including those whose claims were ignored or not believed.

Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, said again Tuesday she doesn't think President Trump's Supreme Court nominee would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion because he said he respects precedent.

Protests at the US Capitol on Monday led to some arrests as demonstrators gathered to oppose embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the high court.

The actions on Monday came after the Guardian reported last week that Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, married YLS professors, told potential female clerks that Kavanaugh sought a certain "look", and that Chua even coached the women on their appearance-which she has denied. The aim of her email, she wrote, was to "address the press reports today regarding allegations of faculty misconduct", and she said that "the allegations being reported are of enormous concern to me and to the School".

On Sunday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, called for a delay in nomination hearings after another woman accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Ramirez said she was heavily intoxicated the night the alleged incident happened, and can not remember many details.

Yale Law School said in a statement that it could not confirm or deny an investigation but that - in cases when a member of the faculty is under review - all options are left on the table.

"There is now a frenzy to come up with something - anything - that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring".

This is a breaking news story. "It is being replaced by a game of delay, deception, and wholesale character assassination".

In a statement Roche said that although he was not at the part, where Kavanaugh's accuser alleges the incident took place however he said that his friend Ramirez "stood out as being exceptionally honest and gentle" while he said Kavanaugh was a "notably heavy drinker" during his college years. "It's a thoughtful statement and I support the efforts of individual faculty members to engage with these important issues". Ramirez was chosen repeatedly, she said, and quickly became inebriated.

"It effectively encourages students to participate in the protests and penalizes those who choose not to by disrupting the class schedule", she said. "Who is to say an allegation couldn't be leveled against you or me?" she said.

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