Dershowitz: Brett Kavanaugh Has ‘Core Right to Confront His Accuser’

Breitbart | 9/20/2018 | Staff
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Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a “core right to confront his accuser” Thursday morning.

Last week, Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor, accused Kavanaugh — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court — of a “rape attempt” when they were both high schoolers in the 1980s.

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Dershowitz, appearing on Fox News, weighed in on Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) offer for Ford to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying that Kavanaugh should have the opportunity to defend himself from concrete accusations that have been made under oath.

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Dershowitz said, “I believe she has to show up on Monday. If she doesn’t show up on Monday she has violated his core right to confront his accuser. If he shows up, what’s he going to respond to? News reports? She has to go under oath.”

Dershowitz noted an accused’s right to challenge his or her accuser within America’s justice system and broader Western legal history.

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“She has to testify,” Dershowitz said. “Nobody should be referring to her as a victim or him as a perpetrator until we hear from both of them under oath [and] subject to cross examination. There...
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