SCOTUS or bust: Kavanaugh forced to withdraw from teaching gig at Harvard

Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a campaign rally in support of Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale in Bozeman Montana on Sept. 25 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not be teaching at Harvard Law School in January 2019, the school informed students Monday. The Harvard Crimson, The Ivy League's newspaper, broke the story shortly after an email sent to law students announced the decision late Monday evening.

Besides Harvard, students and faculty at Yale Law School have also expressed concerns about Kavanaugh, both on campus in CT and in Washington.

Sitting Supreme Court Justices often teach courses affiliated with universities during the summer months.

The allegations facing Kavanaugh have been a contentious issue at Harvard, where he has taught law students for 10 years. "They likewise should disqualify him from any position of esteem, including lectureships at HLS".

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Harvard Law School representatives did not immediately return a request for comment from CNN seeking a specific reason why Kavanaugh felt he could not commit to teaching the course. Kavanaugh has strongly rejected the allegations, giving fiery testimony during a Senate hearing last week. The news comes after repeated efforts to get a clear answer out of the law school; according to The Crimson, over the past week, the dean as well as the law school's spokespeople have refused to say anything about Kavanaugh's faculty status, citing confidentiality on "personnel matters". Jeff Flake, and gave the Federal Bureau of Investigation a week to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations.

The Senate is expected to vote this week on whether or not to confirm him to the Supreme Court.

Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken issued a statement on September 24 that said 50 faculty members signed a letter calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct an investigation into allegations made against Kavanaugh.

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