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Law professors from across Connecticut, U.S. try to stop Kavanaugh confirmation


A number of Americans want to see Judge Brett Kavanaugh get confirmed onto the Supreme Court, while others don’t.

More than 2,400 law professors from across the country have signed a letter to try to stop that confirmation process. Some of them from Yale, UConn and Quinnipiac University

Related: Senate votes to advance Kavanaugh confirmation to a final vote

“In an ideal world, which we don’t live in, the Senate would reject the nomination and we would start all over again from scratch,” said Martin Margulies, professor emeritus of law at Quinnipiac University. 

We spoke with him by phone about the letter, which he signed. He tells News 8 he’s worried about what Kavanaugh would do to the reputation of the highest court in the United States. Adding that a large portion of the country will not accept the legitimacy of any Supreme Court outcome, in which Kavanaugh votes with the majority. 

“They don’t perceive it as impartial and number two, even though it goes beyond the scope of the letter, they’ll believe, as I do, that he lied his way onto the court,” said Margulies.

A controversial issues with two sides. Many believe Kavanaugh is innocent. President Trump going after the democrats during a rally in Minnesota on Thursday. 

“Their rage-fueled resistance is starting to backfire at a level that nobody has ever seen before,” the President said. 

Senator Richard Blumenthal is now questioning the the FBI investigation, which found “no hint of misconduct.”

“This report is incomplete and inadequate,” said Blumenthal.

Professor Margulies says he believes Kavanaugh lied under oath during last week’s testimony. And that so many stones were not overturned during the investigation. 

“These witnesses that came forward to attest to his drinking habits and sexual behavior are people of substance who had no motive whatsoever to make these stories up,” said Margulies. 

For now it’s a wait and see situation as to whether Kavanaugh will be confirmed. No doubt all eyes will be on Washington as we head into the weekend. 

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