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Kavanaugh Not Returning to Harvard Law to Teach

Embattled U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School in January, according to an email administrators sent to law students Monday evening, reports the The Harvard Crimson school newspaper.

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“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.

A Harvard Law School spokesperson confirmed Monday night that Kavanaugh will not teach his three-week course, “The Supreme Court Since 2005.” He has taught at the law school for about a decade.

The White House did not immediately respond to a Crimson request for comment Monday evening.

Kavanaugh, a D.C. appellate court judge, became a household name over the summer when President Donald Trump nominated him in July to fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the nation’s highest court seemed all but certain until several women stepped forward over the past two weeks to allege he had sexually assaulted them or others decades ago. The accusations have not been corroborated and he has strongly denied them.

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