The majority of faculty members at Yale Law School, from which Brett Kavanaugh graduated, signed an open letter Friday calling for a nonpartisan and thorough investigation into Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against the Supreme Court nominee.
“With so much at stake for the Supreme Court and the nation,” they wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee, “we are concerned about a rush to judgment that threatens both the integrity of the process and the public’s confidence in the Court.
The letter said “a partisan hearing alone cannot be the forum to determine the truth of the matter” and told the committee that sexual assault allegations “require a neutral factfinder and an investigation that can ascertain facts fairly.”
“Those at the FBI or others tasked with such an investigation must have adequate time to investigate facts. Fair process requires evidence from all parties with direct knowledge and consultation of experts when evaluating such evidence. In subsequent hearings, all of those who testify, and particularly women testifying about sexual assault, must be treated with respect.”