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A man wears a Yale University sweatshirt and a pin supporting Christine Blasey Ford during a protest against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2018. Photo by REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Dean of Kavanaugh’s law school: Investigation into allegations needed

The dean of Yale Law School is calling for additional investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate votes on his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dean Heather Gerken said in a statement Friday that she agrees with the American Bar Association that more investigation is needed. Gerken said proceeding with the confirmation process without more review is not in the best interest of the Supreme Court or the legal profession.

Kavanaugh received his undergraduate and law degrees from Yale.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination Friday afternoon. A vote in favor will send the nomination to the full Senate.

Kavanaugh denies allegations by Christine Blasey Ford that he assaulted her when they were in high school. Kavanaugh says he’s never sexually assaulted anyone.

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