For Those Attending (or Protesting) the Hugo Black Lecture by Professor Aharon Barak Tonight: Commentary by Eric Stephen ’13


Tonight, Professor Aharon Barak will be speaking in the Memorial Chapel at 8:00 PM for the annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression.

Whether you are attending the lecture or protesting the role Barak’s decisions have played in the development of Israeli settlements, you may want to learn a bit about the Israeli judicial system prior to the lecture. If so, check out this commentary by Eric Stephen ’13. The commentary puts Barak in context, discussing the structure of the Israeli judicial system, how the government deals with freedom of the press, and whether Barak is an “activist judge,” as his detractors within Israel have occasionally said.

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