Suffolk University Law School students have launched an online petition urging the school to withdraw its invitation to Abraham Foxman, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, to speak at their commencement and receive an honorary degree.
The students chiefly cite Foxman’s opposition to the United States’ recognition of the Armenian Genocide and offer backup here and here and here. The petition is said to have more than 750 signatures.
The story was featured on Law and Disorder radio Monday, with co-host Heidi Boghosian describing the slaughter of much of her family in a village under Ottoman rule in 1915. The petition then made the Boston Globe the next day. It has been endorsed by Jewish Voice for Peace, though Suffolk U. president James McCarthy has affirmed the honor for Foxman, who is retiring in 2015, in what the National Lawyers Guild–Suffolk branch calls a “measly response.” McCarthy:…
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