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Chapman Faculty Call On University to Fire Law Professor Who Spoke at DC Rally

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Chapman Faculty Call On University to Fire Law Professor Who Spoke at DC Rally

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Faculty members at Orange County’s Chapman University are asking the administration to fire law professor John Eastman after he spoke at the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C., that resulted in protesters entering the U.S. Capitol. Eastman spoke at the event while standing next to Rudy Giuliani, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team. The law professor discussed election fraud and asked Vice President Mike Pence to object to the certification of the electoral college vote. On Jan. 8, 166 faculty members at the Southern California university released a public letter asking the school’s officials to fire him. “Free speech is sacred, and tenured academics like Eastman have the privilege of speaking their mind without fear of repercussion. But Eastman abused that freedom,” the letter states. “Participation in a riot that incited violence against the U.S. government and the death of a police officer, puts matters into a different …

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