Alan Dershowitz Discusses His Beliefs on Attacks on Free Expression

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Alan Dershowitz discusses what he believes to be dangerous attacks on free expression nationwide.

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Alan Dershowitz is a lawyer and a scholar of constitutional and criminal law.
Alan Dershowitz is a lawyer and a scholar of constitutional and criminal law.

Alan Dershowitz is a lawyer and a scholar of constitutional and criminal law.  At the age of 28, he became the youngest person awarded a full professorship at Harvard when he began teaching at Harvard Law School. He retired in 2013 after almost 50 years. He has also been part of a number of high-profile cases, including those involving OJ Simpson and Harvey Weinstein, and Donald Trump’s impeachment. Today, he discusses what he believes to be dangerous attacks on free expression nationwide.

Alan Dershowitz discusses the recent Op-Ed in the New York Times by Senator Tom Cotton that led to the resignations of two of the paper’s editors. He notes the trend among media outlets of banning commentators or authors who might have controversial opinions. He sees a similar trend in universities. He goes on to note the dangers of the seeming elimination of free speech and due process that continue to go uninvestigated by the media.  

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