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Chapman Professor Retires Following Capitol Controversy

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Chapman Professor Retires Following Capitol Controversy


ORANGE (CNS)—A Chapman University law professor who has drawn criticism for assisting President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the presidential election result and speaking at a rally for Trump before last week’s insurrection at the Capitol agreed today to a settlement with the university to retire. John Eastman did not immediately respond to the news as he asked a City News Service reporter to read the university’s statement before he issued his own statement, which he said was forthcoming. Chapman University President Daniele C. Struppa issued this a statement, saying: “After discussions over the course of the last week, Dr. John Eastman and Chapman University have reached an agreement pursuant to which he will retire from Chapman, effective immediately. Dr. Eastman’s departure closes this challenging chapter for Chapman and provides the most immediate and certain path forward for both the Chapman community and Dr. Eastman. “Chapman and Dr. Eastman have …

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