Herman Schwartz was named by Alliance for Justice as its 2006 Champion of Justice. Schwartz, a frequent contributor to our pages, was lauded for working tirelessly “to promote social justice throughout his career, from serving as a mediator in the 1971 Attica uprising to writing new constitutions for nations of the former Soviet bloc. Professor Schwartz is also an expert on the limits of electronic surveillance.”

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