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"Professor himself, many years Newsday's, Tom halo asked for his opinion on the matter. Harvard fired him as dean, let's not miss words. And they fired him because they didn't like who. He was representing. If these students had been around in the seventeen seventies. They probably would have fired. John Adams representing the soldiers accused of committing the Boston massacre. The American tradition that British tradition is that people who are charged with serious crime or entitled to be represented. Ron Sullivan is operating in the highest of those traditions, but political correctness and identity, politics, prevail at Harvard and dean of the college gave into the loudest students and the most intolerant. Students and violated the principles of our constitution instead of using it as an educational moment that teach students about the value of due process. I guess they might argue that morally she hit a sexual Soltan campuses university. Campuses is a big issue is coming more and more to the four and four university like -have type somebody so high profile defending somebody else who's got so many cases in his also so high profile against him. It's not the right image to be sending out. It's precisely the right image professors or to be representing the most controversial the most despised people. Those are the people who need representation most than if you're a tenured professor you have no excuse for not doing it. Remember, the same professor defended successfully a man who is found guilty of double murder, nobody unsafe on campuses the result of that. And Ron Sullivan wasn't saying that sexual assault is proper. He was saying, let's trial. Let's have due process. Let's see if Harvey Weinstein is actually guilty. We're not putting Harvey Weinstein on trial for his life is conduct. But only whether or not in fact, he raped two women. It's certainly possible that he did not. And it's important that he be defended. Zealously the principle of due process. A transcends political correctness some of the same students who wouldn't allow people to speak on campus. Disagree with them today due processes for me, but not for the free speeches for me. But not for the it all depends on which side of the ideological spectrum you're on and that's the wrong. Message for Harvard students to learn principles two to one side and ideology, but it's go correctness. There is practically issue. I would imagine that the hovel abode of looked at which is that Harvey Weinstein rightly as being tried in the court of public opinion won't reflect well on Harvard University. If if somebody's seen defending him, let's like what was argued when people were defending communists back than nineteen. Fifties. Wouldn't look well for somebody defending communist or back in the nineteen thirties. If somebody was defending an integrationist or somebody was defending somebody charged with Saida me own my God, a lawyer defending somebody charged with sodomy back in the nineteen thirties. How would that look you can make that argument about almost any controversial case? The most implausible argument of the students who say they feel unsafe a they're lying. They don't feel unsafe. If they felt unsafe they would've felt unsafe that representing a double murder. Second of all feeling unsafe has become the new mantra of the new McCarthyism? If you don't feel safe in the presence of a lawyer like Ron Sullivan, you do not belong at Harvard University. You should go back to school or high school or kindergarten where the job is to make you feel safe. Universities are not supposed to make your ideas feel safe. Every idea should be subject to challenge Fulmer Harvard law professor with his legal opinion, that's Dershowitz talking to this programs. Thome hyg quick reminder of the top stories from the newsroom one and a half billion users be nudged to download the latest updates tackling a security flaw that apparently allowed us to be spied on with surveillance software. Matthew Kenyon, with the spokesman moti toes about those claims in the new times this morning that meant just to city, freshly English champions of cost might be facing a ban. From the European Champions League. Here's the BBC said Dan Ronan investigators from the financial control of European football's governing body UEFA have been looking at evidence. I uncovered in a series of leaks published by the gym newspaper speak last year, it alleged that Manchester City had broken financial fep play regulations by inflating. 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Matthew Kenyon with school the business news. Now jury in California has awarded more than two billion dollars to a couple which claimed that the weed can around up cools that can says it's the largest verdict to date relating to the chemical Davis of business office round roundup made made by on son. How do you say the name the company that I sent him on Sunday owned by German? Chemical giant betas a massive blow a massive amount of money. Yes. Adjust opens the doors to more possible action lawsuits, although bail will appeal this decision and the previous to that will relate to glide which is the chemical used in roundup, and there are more than thirteen thousand more cases coming up. This saga now off to the first two verdicts in California Bache Hsieh's took a knock they lost. Forty percent of the values is the verdict and the down another seven percent this morning. Joining me is Craig has seized the senior market analyst at Enda moaning creche. Shareholders must be pretty angry about all this. I guess. Yeah. Stunned ably the case, it seems just from the west. The Neetu decision is the mushy financial hit that is holding small cases, which could be full with. So you looking at a potentially enormous financial Salman figure, which indicates which is lost the longest says the associated with this. Well is a major way on the chef. As far as the show hold is concerned. Would it be fair for them to question? Why bay Monsanto in the first place? Naturally going to be the question is us when following a share prices off more than full close to fifty percent actually about a time. Trading close today, you'll not going questions about the due diligence. It was carried out during the process. I think this just goes to show the complexities associated with when you're looking at a truck, which has been approved probably when she's been approved for use than it's very difficult to say, the kind of this kind of issue arising and the financial penalties associated with it. But obviously the questions needs to be also the way that which they've been Munnich since the festival became apparent. Thanks, Craig Craig. I'm the senior moncus unlisted. Oh Enda Matt Davis with business update on key to diminish the this state with Lawrence clan. We're gonna talk about Saddam now. And the reports that security forces elements of the security forces opened fire on the massed demonstrators protesters' who are surrounding the ministry headquarters Dimond. Hundred to a civilian government. The ruling military council in power at the moment. Said that quote unidentified elements fired the shots as you'll hear some the protesters disagreed on that on identification in the background talks have been going on between the ruling military council, which took over from President Bush immoral Bashir and the demonstrators representing civilian interests. They want a transitional government other being reports of a breakthrough the two was being announced on the constitution of a new transitional council. Just as the killings happened. Also announced on Monday was the news. The former president was charged over the killing of protesters a lot going on then the shooting someone who is there as an eyewitness one of the protesters was Lena he told me more day his army. They started to protesters with the shot again thinking ration- there. The free to almost pretty and print. Wait. Now, these protesters who would come to outside the army headquarters, and the authorities say the firing was carried out by unidentified elements. Why are you? So sure that it was actually carried out by elements of the first army because we saw you saw that uniforms. Yes. When you say they opened fire where they firing directly at protesters or over the heads. Huck head straight gunshots. That many protesters fest away yesterday and many protesters are injured hostels. Now, did you see people struck by the bullets in front of you? So people full what was the effect on the crowd did the crowd move away. Not to the crowd started to these Chunga SOGA and very angry and people people started to come more to them. Correct glaucous to protest and my new house that happened in recent times have you seen an increase. Do you think in the people protesting very much? What does this mean for the balance of power because at the moment, you've had the protesters you've had the army there all the conversations the negotiations going on behind the scenes between the the military civilian representatives. How does this shooting offense? Checked those negotiations. Things basically just made that protests and more angry, and you like over them one hundred percent against that been at military hierarchy of that military that country and the whatever happened yesterday, it's not gonna stop us and manifesting because of the news gunshot peer Gad's since they come about where experience. Now, are you concerned that there will be more violence about today? Everything is going to be clear, we all believe that the pilot I and especially that I eat into people when you hear that the former president from President Bush. She has has been charged now that would seem to indicate that the military doing many of the protesters want what is your response to that report? Okay. We did not see any picture or would it not or more to come? Protesters went to prison, and they want to see the hate there. The night of the prevent let them so you mistrust reports to you. We cannot Hyundai with has been reported with pictures evidence. Lena, you've seen people killed unsheltered in front of you. You say you don't trust. What the military are saying what you want to happen next onto civic crewmen that so you won't you want to transfer power from the military to the civilians. Do you want that immediately? We let them stay and take time. It's going to be more difficult to push them away again. So you want action quickly? To the square today. Despite what she saw yesterday. One of the protesters income through Molina Heba now the US has some of the best healthcare in the world. If you kinda food it or have the insurance to cover it. But what happens if you don't have the money? Well, some people are taking the step of crossing the border north into Canada to put his life saving medicine. They need at a fraction of the cost in the US. The colts myth Holtz from Minnesota joins the hashtag insulin all initiative which will a caravan to Canada. He told me about the personal reason she got involved. Yeah. So my twenty six year old son when he aged of my healthcare insurance in two thousand seventeen he was you know, employees he had a steady paycheck. He was living independently. But because the insurance policies are so expensive. He was not able to afford. Ford to purchase his own insurance. And so he was faced with having to pay for his type one diabetes,."