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Feb. 9, 2006 Press Contact: Sabrina Miller
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Law experts to discuss democracy’s balance between fighting terrorism and fighting for civil freedom

Who/What: “Defending Democracy: Balancing the Fight for Civil Liberties with the Fight Against Terrorism.”

Geoffrey Stone, the Harry Kalven Jr. Distinguished Service Professor in the Law School and the College; Richard Posner, senior lecturer in the Law School and United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals judge; and Andrew McCarthy, former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The event was organized by the student-run Chicago Friends of Israel.

When: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14

Where: Social Sciences Research Building, 1126 E. 59th St., room 122, University of Chicago

Background: Stone is the acclaimed author of several books, his most recent, Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism, won the 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the 2005 Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize. He has been a member of the Law School faculty since 1973 and was previously Dean of the Law School and Provost of the University. Posner, who has written 30 books, has served as Judge in the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals since 1981; he was Chief Judge from 1993 to 2000. During McCarthy’s tenure as a U.S. Attorney, he led the prosecution of a dozen Islamic militants who were convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in 1993.
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