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Student petition opposes Scott Brown’s appointment as next president of New England Law

"His political and moral beliefs are so repugnant to those of the student body and the legal institution itself,’’ the petition said.

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.
Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. –The Associated Press

More than 150 students at New England Law Boston appear to have signed a petition demanding the school’s board of trustees reverse its decision to appoint Scott Brown dean and president.

The letter excoriating Brown’s political stances, endorsement of President Trump, and service in his administration had 165 signatures as of Monday afternoon, according to its primary author, three days after the school announced the former US senator and current US ambassador to New Zealand would lead the 725-student law school.

“Ambassador Brown cannot serve as the Dean of New England Law Boston when his political and moral beliefs are so repugnant to those of the student body and the legal institution itself,’’ the petition said.

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