December 8, 2021

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George Mason University Students say Justice Kavanaugh is a threat to ‘mental health’

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George Mason University Students say Justice Kavanaugh is a threat to ‘mental health’

A group of students at George Mason University are calling on campus leaders to fire U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from his new post as a visiting law professor.

Kavanaugh was hired in January by GMU’s Antonin Scalia Law School and is signed on to co-teach a class this coming summer called “Creation of the Constitution” in Runnymede, England, where the Magna Carta was sealed.

Several students vented their dissatisfaction with the hiring of Kavanaugh at the Board of Visitors meeting last Wednesday saying they feel unsafe having Brett Kavanaugh teach the class.

Video footage shows several students, a few who say they are sexual assault survivors, address the campus leaders to tell them the students’ mental health is threatened by the Kavanaugh hire.

“As a survivor of sexual assault this decision has really impacted me negatively,” one female student said. “It is affecting my mental health knowing that an abuser will be part of our faculty.”

Another female student gave similar comments to the board: “As someone who has survived sexual assault three times I do not feel comfortable with someone who has sexual assault allegations like walking on campus.”

A third female student told the board “we are fighting to eradicate sexual violence on this campus. But the hiring of Kavanaugh threatens the mental well being of all survivors on this campus.”

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A student petition created by “Mason 4 Survivors” is demanding that the university “terminate and void all contracts and affiliation with Brett Kavanaugh at George Mason University.” So far nearly 3,300 people have signed it.

President Cabrera has stated that Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment was approved by the law school faculty in January and he stands behind that decision.

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