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Poster: Alison OK Date: Oct 3, 2018 12:13pm
Forum: news Subject: The Intercept: The Internet Archive Publishes Brett Kavanaugh’s 1983 Yearbook, a Key Document in Nomination Battle

As scrutiny of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s high school years intensifies amid accusations of sexual assault, much has been written about a series of allusive references to alcohol and girls that Kavanaugh and his classmates made in their 1983 yearbook at Georgetown Preparatory School. Now, the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital archive, has published the “Cupola” yearbook — only a few pages of which had been made public before.

The yearbook has been pivotal in raising questions about Kavanaugh’s truthfulness when he described his high school years as largely filled with church, studying, and football practice. “I went to an all-boys Catholic high school, a Jesuit high school, where I was focused on academics and athletics, going to church every Sunday at Little Flower, working on my service projects, and friendship,” Kavanaugh told Fox News. Although he later admitted, during dramatic testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, to some drinking, he insisted he did not drink so much that he would forget what he did or lose control. But the picture that emerges from the yearbook is that of a student who aggressively drank and partied, and was at the center of a social group whose crude inside jokes stand in sharp contrast with the altar boy image Kavanaugh has attempted to portray.

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