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Harvard Law Students Rally Against Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh Amid Sex Misconduct Allegations

Hundreds of Harvard Law students walked out of class Monday afternoon to protest the possibility of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh teaching a course there this winter as he faces sexual misconduct allegations.

The students, whose protests come less than 24 hours after a report from the New Yorker detailed allegations from a second woman, say they believe the women and would like Harvard University to conduct an investigation before Kavanaugh teaches a course on the Supreme Court's decisions since 2005.

The leaders of the rally said they had pressed school administration officials for a response to the Kavanaugh allegations, but haven't heard back, adding they're also watching his hearings and are putting U.S. senators on notice.

"Senators remember, we're voting in November," the crowd chanted.

In a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, Kavanaugh called the accusations "smears, pure and simple."

"Such grotesque and obvious character assassination -- if allowed to succeed -- will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service," he wrote.

President Donald Trump continued to support Kavanaugh amid the increasing pressure to slow down the confirmation process, calling the allegations "totally political."

Kavanaugh was named as a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice nominee in July after Anthony Kennedy resigned the month before. He's currently a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C.

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