“Chapman University President Daniele Struppa attempted to distance the university from Eastman and criticized the professor for using his university contact information in the court filing”
Members of the faculty have signed a statement calling the lawsuit an attack on democracy. This is madness.
Campus Reform reports:
Chapman University professor under fire for joining Trump’s legal team
John Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University in Irvine, California, represented President Donald Trump in one of his latest election lawsuits, and is now under fire by faculty who think his connection to the legal challenge is an “attack on American democracy.”
The latest lawsuit, filed by Texas and 17 other states, asked the Supreme Court to block four key states from certifying Joe Biden as the declared winner of the electoral college.
In an announcement from Chapman University President Daniele Struppa attempted to distance the university from Eastman and criticized the professor for using his university contact information in the court filing.
“Chapman University is being connected in the national media to a lawsuit in which current faculty member John Eastman is representing President Trump in an action before the Supreme Court. In that filing, the Chapman physical address, a Chapman email, and phone number were used. I have issued a strong directive for Professor Eastman to remove from his private filing any direct or indirect reference to Chapman University and formally file such change with the court,” the announcement said.
Struppa said that the university does not involve itself in any political campaigns and that he has asked Eastman to refrain from using his university affiliation in political activity.
Struppa told Campus Reform that the separation between Eastman and the university is an “obvious” one, and thinks Eastman “has all the right” to represent clients of his choice…
However, some faculty members at Chapman University strongly criticized Eastman for his involvement in the lawsuit, with 159 faculty members signing a statement that it’s an “attack on American democracy.”
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