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Legal Aid attorneys plan protest of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s potential appointment

October 2, 2018 By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Legal Services Staff Association and the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys are planning to protest Judge Brett Kavanaugh's potential appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court with a walkout on Wednesday. Pictured here are members of the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn protesting their building's conditions this past August. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

Attorneys from the Legal Services Staff Association (LSSA) and the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA) are planning a one-hour walkout on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. in each of the five boroughs to protest the potential appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Attorneys from the two organizations, which represent low-income New Yorkers in civil and criminal cases, want to send a message that they find Kavanaugh’s behavior unacceptable.

“As a federal judge, Kavanaugh has demonstrated his disdain for the environment, the rights of women, the rights of people of color and other oppressed people,” stated LSSA President Sonja Shield. “Even before Dr. Ford came forward, it was clear that Kavanaugh was an ideologue perfectly tailored to carry out President Donald Trump’s agenda. The Senate hearing last week dramatically demonstrated the damage these beliefs will cause.”

In Brooklyn, the protest will be held outside of the Civil Court located at 141 Livingston St. In Queens it will be outside the Housing Court at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, in Manhattan at Foley Square, in Staten Island at the Criminal Court at 26 Central Ave. and in the Bronx at Housing Court at 1118 Grand Concourse.

“The members of ALAA and LSSA stand in solidarity with all victims of sexual violence, including Dr. Ford and any other women who Judge Kavanaugh has assaulted over the years,” stated ALAA President Deborah Wright. “We stand against Judge Kavanaugh’s heinous acts and also against his jurisprudence, which demonstrates a consistent disregard for the rights and humanity of women, workers, people of color and the environment.”

The group is asking that all legal service workers across the country to join them.

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