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Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sept. 5, 2018. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg) Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice nominee, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sept. 5. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg)

New York law professors who joined more than 2,000 others nationwide in urging the Senate to vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation say the allegations against him weren’t their only reason.

“I was honestly shocked by Judge Kavanaugh’s conduct at the Sept. 27 hearing. Checking your emotions at the door is a basic part of being a good judge. He is frustrated and feels targeted for partisan reasons. It may be only human to have such thoughts. But a judge does not say the things he did, and absolutely not in a prepared statement. A person who cannot stop to think things over—he had more than ample time!—and express himself professionally is not fit for the job he currently holds, let alone the one he seeks.” —James Grimmelmann, Cornell Law School

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Susan DeSantis

Susan DeSantis is the deputy editor-in-chief of the New York Law Journal. She can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @sndesantis

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