Yale prof: Senate should seek full investigation

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The liberal Yale Law School professor who testified in support of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court says the Senate should authorize “a full investigation” of the sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.

Kavanaugh has denied Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that he assaulted her at a party when they were in high school. He’s also denied a second accusation by a woman who says he exposed himself to her in college.

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Yale professor Akhil Amar says he supports “the best and most professional investigation possible – even if that means a brief additional delay on the ultimate vote on Judge Kavanaugh, and even if that investigatory delay imperils his confirmation.” Amar’s comments appear in a column posted Monday on the Yale Daily News website.

Amar appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 7, calling himself a “constitutional scholar who voted for Hillary Clinton.”