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Judicial independence and the media | Julius Melnitzer

Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 9:00 AM | By Julius Melnitzer

Is there an “unstated compact” between the judiciary and the media? Should there be? And if so, what should it be?

The notion of an “unstated compact” found its way to me from a bit of a distance, emanating from a speech given by Justice Barry Leon, who sits on the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) bench, presiding over the Territory of the Virgin Islands.

Leon, it turns out, is a Canadian, previously a longtime Toronto-based Torys LLP partner, litigator and arbitrator. Leon also spent a...