Apparently the George Mason Law School, as reputable as it undoubtedly is, isn’t doing that great of a job teaching its students about due process, the statute of limitations, and that whole inconvenient concept of “innocent until proven guilty.”
No, like most American campuses on the East and West coasts, George Mason appears to be eaten up with the social justice virus and populated by hundreds of clueless students who get their facts from the liberal blogosphere rather than their law books. As such, these students are incensed that their school would hire Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to teach a course in the summer semester…even though that course will be taught nearly 4,000 miles away in Runnymede, England.
From the Washington Post:
“As a survivor of sexual assault, this decision has really impacted me negatively,” one student said, according to a clip of a meeting last Wednesday with the university’s Board of Visitors that was published by the College Fix, a conservative site focused on higher education. “It has affected my mental health knowing that an abuser will be part of our faculty.”
In a petition, a group that calls itself “Mason 4 Survivors” is asking university administrators to remove Kavanaugh and issue a formal apology to victims of sexual assault. It also calls for the public release of documents related to the judge’s hire, including “emails, donor agreements, and contracts.” And it requests a town hall by April 25 to discuss the “implications for students” of bringing the Supreme Court justice on board.
The petition, created about two weeks ago, has garnered nearly 3,500 signatures. And it has yielded separate forms for parents and alumni to pledge that they will not donate to the university so long as Kavanaugh is teaching.
Thus far, we are glad to say, the university’s administration is holding the line. President Angel Cabrera has said he will not “kick Kavanaugh off campus,” the way the protesters are demanding through their chants. One reason, perhaps, is that Kavanaugh won’t actually BE on campus.
“I respect the views of people who disagreed with Justice Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation due to questions raised about his sexual conduct in high school,” Cabrera said in a statement last month. “But he was confirmed and is now a sitting Justice. The law school has determined that the involvement of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice contributes to making our law program uniquely valuable for our students. And I accept their judgment.”
Ah well, today’s college students are always on the prowl for the next thing to protest, the next injustice to get outraged about. We assume these ungrateful, miserable SJWs will not be making the trip to England to learn about the Constitution from Justice Kavanaugh.