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A Message to the President

POSTED BY HANK REICHMAN The following letter by forty-eight US university presidents and chancellors was sent to President Trump on February 2. President Donald J. Trump The White House United States of AmericaDear President Trump: We write as presidents of leading American colleges and universities to urge you to rectify or rescind the recent executive…

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Not Taking No for an Answer

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is a follow-up to my December 29 post, “Court Blocks Mandatory Drug Screening at State College.” Given the substantial reductions in state support very recently announced for the state colleges and universities in Missouri, the pursuit of this appeal does not seem an especially prudent allocation of institutional resources. The…

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Journalists Arrested for Covering Inauguration Unrest

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is an “alert” issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists: Authorities in Washington D.C. should drop rioting charges against at least three journalists arrested while covering protests on the day of the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Evan Engel, a…

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AcademeBlog Interview with Harry Keyishian

BY JOHN K. WILSON January 23, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Keyishian v. Board of Regents, perhaps the most important case defending academic freedom in the history of law (see the essay by Marjorie Heins today about the case). Five years ago, I interviewed Harry Keyishian via email for AcademeBlog…

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Suppressing Freedom of the Press, Part 1

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH In early December, the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual listing of journalists jailed for political reasons over the past year. Here are the totals by nation: Azerbaijan: 5 Bahrain: 7 Bangladesh: 2 Cameroon: 1 China: 38 Cuba: 2 Egypt: 25 Eritrea: 17 Ethiopia: 16 Gambia: 3 India: 1 Israel…

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Law School Faculty Oppose Sessions Nomination

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Statement from Law School Faculty Opposing Nomination of Jeff Sessions for the Position of Attorney General Affiliations are listed for identification purposes only.  The list below is updated regularly and is current as of 9pm PST 1/3/17. If you are a law professor and want to add your name to this statement, click…