Dems zero in on Kavanaugh ties to judge in sexual harassment scandal

“I haven’t seen him disavow this conduct. That’s a starting point,” Fatima Goss Graves, president of the nonprofit National Women’s Law Center, said in an interview. Graves decried a culture within the law where “many people allowed basically generations of clerks to have similar experiences without meaningful consequences,” and a perpetrator like Kozinski could “operate with impunity in ways that really damage careers.” Her group is opposed to Kavanaugh’s confirmation, but the broader push for stronger misconduct policing in the courts has an ally in at least one high-profile Kavanaugh backer.