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Professor Seval Yildirim Speaks to Fox News

Associate Professor of Law, Seval Yildirim, spoke to Fox News on Monday, February 14th regarding the controversy over Orange County District Attorney filing charges against 11 UCI students for disrupting speech. Last February a group of students protested the Israeli Ambassador’s speech at UCI. Although they were disciplined by the school, OC District Attorney has also filed charges. Professor Yildirim’s comments were critical of the DA and in support of the students’ free speech rights. Before the DA actually filed these charges, Professor Yildirim (along with other community leaders) signed a letter urging him not to pursue criminal charges against the students. You can find the letter (and more info) here:

http://www.irvine11.com/supporters-and-allies/