Prosecutors dropped all charges against a group of men who were accused of sexually abusing a young Brooklyn haredi Orthodox woman for eight years.
A federal court heard arguments in the case of a Hasidic Jew who will not testify because he says it would violate "mesira," the injunction against turning Jews over to non-Jews.
Esther Swirk Brown wasn't the Brown for whom the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case desegregating schools is named -- but she is the Jewish woman who helped find Oliver Brown, no relation, to be the lead plaintiff in the historic case.
As a young woman in Kansas, Esther Brown was horrified by the conditions of the school that black children, including the children of her housekeeper, were forced to attend. The one-room schoolhouse in South Park had dilapidated walls and missing light bulbs.
What progress have American courts made in bringing legal closure to some of the appalling evils perpetrated by the Nazis during their reign of terror?