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Ric Simmons

What Michael Cohen’s guilty plea means for Donald Trump

Professor Ric Simmons was recently featured in a PolitiFact article titled, What Michael Cohen’s guilty plea means for Donald Trump. “In any other situation, the statements under oath by Cohen during his plea allocution would lead to an investigation and almost […]

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Op-ed: I convinced the courts that Nazis have a right to free speech decades ago. I’d do it again today.

Emeritus Professor David A. Goldberger recently submitted an op-ed to Philadelphia Inquirer titled, I convinced the courts that Nazis have a right to free speech decades ago. I’d do it again today. “Of course hate speech and white nationalist demonstrations […]

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Joshua Dressler

Five things to know about Manafort’s first week in court

Emeritus Professor Joshua Dressler was quoted in The Hill about the criminal trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. “If there is a core Trump supporter on there, I think the presumption of innocence is going to be quadrupled in that […]

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When a Parent’s Beliefs About Medicine Become Child Abuse

Prof. Efthimios Parasidis was quoted in Healthline about religious exemptions to medical care and religious-based medical neglect. “The U.S. values religious freedom to the point where states are willing to grant parents the right to refuse even life-saving medical treatments for their […]

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