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  • Appeals court turns down wrongly accused spy’s lawsuit

    December 21, 2010 | 2:45 pm

    A Jewish civilian employee of the U.S. Army wrongly accused of spying for Israel was turned down in his second attempt to sue the federal government.

    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Tuesday declined to overturn a lower court decision that dismissed...

  • Lebanon sentences Israel spies to death

    November 2, 2010 | 10:17 am

    A Lebanese military court sentenced three of the country’s citizens to death for spying for Israel.

    Two of the alleged spies had fled the country, reportedly for Israel, and were sentenced in absentia.  The third man, Jawdat el-Hakim, admitted to working for Israel for 10 years beginning in 1999, Ynet reported.

    The men can appeal the sentence to a higher court.

  • German judge forces Demjanjuk to appear in court

    July 22, 2010 | 11:23 am

    From reuters.com:

    John Demjanjuk, accused of helping to kill 27,900 Jews in the Holocaust, was forced to appear in court on Thursday after the 90-year-old had refused to attend the previous two sessions due to health reasons.

    Judge Ralph Alt ordered Demjanjuk to appear on Thursday. He was rolled into the Munich courtroom on a hospital stretcher. “Yes, he was ordered to show today, and yes he showed,” Alt told Reuters. He declined further comment.

    Read the full story at reuters.com.

  • Life story, Israel trips tie Sotomayor to Jews

    May 26, 2009 | 7:38 pm

    Jewish groups don’t endorse U.S. Supreme Court nominees, at least in writing.

    The tears and choked sobs when Sonia Sotomayor accepted President Obama’s nomination on Tuesday told another story.

    Packed into the room along with Sotomayor’s family, friends and colleagues were...

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  • Teriton tenants win battle to stay in historic apartment complex

    By Jane Ulman

    December 25, 2008 | 4:52 pm

    After a three-year battle with alleged religious nonprofit Or Khaim Hashalom, tenants of the historic 28-unit Teriton Apartments in Santa Monica have won the right to remain in or return to their apartments for up to seven years under their former rent-controlled leases, according to...
  • Abramoff receives new four-year sentence, Phoenix community leader murdered

    September 11, 2008 | 12:48 am

    Abramoff Receives New Four-Year Sentence

    Jewish lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced to four years in prison. Abramoff had pleaded guilty to corruption and tax offenses related to influence peddling involving Republican congressmen and midlevel Bush administration officials, some of...

  • What not to do after you are married

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    June 10, 2008 | 5:22 pm

    When my husband and I married, we thought about a lot of things: living together, how we would deal with holidays, when we would have kids. For some reason, robbing a bank never crossed our mind.

    This morning, AP and several news outlets reported that

    The female half of the...

  • Pluralistic rabbinical court seeks new funding; InterfaithFamily.com marks 200th issue

    By Amy Klein

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Pluralistic Rabbinical Court Seeks New Funding

    The Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din of Southern California, a local pluralistic religious court dealing with conversions, went on hiatus Jan. 1 due to lack of funding.

    The beit din was founded in 2002 by George Caplan, in memory of...

  • Radical right resents judges and juries

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The right-wing effort to defeat independent-minded judges has reached the usually peaceful second floor of the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles, home of the 2nd District Court of Appeal.

    The justices' office suite is a quiet place, insulated from the noise of...

  • Book review: The Divorce Lawyers’ Guide

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Divorce attorneys. Are there two dirtier words in the English language? Thoughts of them conjure up images of circling human sharks, cold-blooded assassins and profiteers feasting on the misery of others. Turning to them for suggestions on how to stay married would seem about as...
  • Al Qaeda urges Israel attacks; Israeli Arab lawmakers represent Hamas in court

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Al Qaeda Urges Israel Attacks
     
  • Nation & World Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    'Paradise' Golden; Weisz Blooms

    The Golden Globe awards, often seen as a curtain raiser and preview of the Oscar ceremonies, picked a tense drama about two Palestinian suicide bombers as best foreign language film on Monday night, while shutting out Steven Spielberg's "Munich."

    ...
  • In the eyes of American and Torah laws, Williams should die for his heinous crimes.

    By Larry Greenfield

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    In the case of the People v. Williams, the facts are quite clear. A jury convicted Stanley Tookie Williams of the execution-style murder of 23-year-old Albert Owens during a robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Whittier. The jury also convicted him of murdering the owners of a Los Angeles...

  • A Guilty Plea in AIPAC Case

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A Pentagon analyst at the center of an investigation that has rocked the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will plead guilty.

    Edward Adams, a spokesman for the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., announced last week that Lawrence Franklin had scheduled a guilty...

  • Community Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Decoding a 'Right' Supreme Court

    Two prominent federal judges presented different portraits of the U.S. Supreme Court's future to an audience of several-hundred Jewish lawyers at the Beverly Hills Hotel last week.

    The June 15 forum, titled, "Where Will Another Right Turn Take Us?"...

  • High Court Hears Prison Religion Case

    By Matthew E. Berger

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

      

    The U.S. Supreme Court seems poised to side with American Jewish organizations advocating for religious minorities' rights in prison.

    While it's impossible to determine how the high court justices will rule later this year, Jewish organizational officials who listened to oral...

  • Court Fence Ruling Upholds Rule of Law

    By M.J. Rosenberg

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In 1832, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the United States government could not force the Native American Cherokee tribe out of its Georgia homes and into reservations in Oklahoma. President Andrew Jackson, appalled by the court's interference in a jurisdiction he considered...

  • Religious Court Serves as First Resort

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In downtown Los Angeles, three judges are deciding a case involving tens of millions of dollars and dozens of properties.

    The judges aren't dressed in robes or seated behind wooden podiums with a court reporter close at hand. Instead, the three bearded rabbis are sitting in a small...

  • Both Sides of Seal Debate to Fight On

    By Idan Ivri

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It came from Redlands like a fever: one of the most divisive religious battles to hit Los Angeles in years.

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), fresh from successfully challenging the Redlands city seal a month earlier, set its sights on removing a Christian cross from the...

  • Court Clears Way for Suit Over Nazi Loot

    By Tom Tugend

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Iam thrilled that there is justice in this world," said a jubilant Maria Altmann, after celebrating her victory with a family dinner outing.

    "This is more than just a Jewish case and it's more than I had hoped for," added the 88-year old Cheviot Hills resident.

    The "case" referred...

  • Brown vs. Board of Ed.—50 Years Later

    By Amanda Susskind

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."

    To grasp the importance of this striking statement made in 1954 by a unanimous United States Supreme Court in Brown vs. Board...

  • Is Religious School Tuition Deductible?

    By Joe Berkofsky

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Paying taxes may be one of life's great certainties, but there's a bit more wiggle room when it comes to tax deductions.

    Michael Sklar, a California accountant and Orthodox father of six, will appear in a federal Tax Court in Los Angeles in October as he pursues a long legal...

  • High Court’s New Territory: Nazi Loot

    By Tom Tugend

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "I feel that I gave my best performance at the right time and in the right place," said a jubilant E. Randol Schoenberg.

    Schoenberg's performance hadn't won him an Oscar but something else that he believed was infinitely more important -- an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    ...

  • Pollard Lawyers Get Day in Federal Court

    By Edwin Black

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sept. 2 is going to be a big day for Jonathan Pollard: The American Jewish spy is going to get another day in court.

    Pollard's lawyers will have 40 minutes in a federal courtroom to explain why they should be permitted to continue efforts to rescind the life sentence he received 18...

  • Turbulence Grows in Weinberg Case

    By Julie G Fax

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Former students and colleagues of Rabbi Matis Weinberg are wearily watching as events swirl around allegations that Weinberg sexually abused students at a California boarding school 20 years ago and more recently at a yeshiva in Israel.

    As alleged victims have come forward in the...

  • Court’s Race Rulings Raises Deeper Issues

    By David A. Lehrer

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The United States Supreme Court has handed down its decisions on the issue of affirmative action. In the cases of Grutter vs. Bollinger and Gratz vs. Bollinger, the court has ruled on the constitutionality of race-conscious programs and their viability in educational institutions...

  • McDonald’s to Fund Kosher Ed

    By Rachel Pomerance

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    McDonald's and kashrut? Only in Israel, one might think. But an Illinois court ruled May 20 that the world's most ubiquitous burger joint must sink $1 million into education about Judaism's kosher laws.

    The money is part of $10 million that McDonald's must divide among a variety of...

  • He’s No Robert Redford

    By Adam Wills

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    An Irish multimillionaire pining for a London teacher offered her husband $1 million to divorce her in a real-life "Indecent Proposal" that has scandalized London's Orthodox Jewish community, according to a May 4 report in London's Sunday Times.

    Brian Maccaba made the offer to Alan...

  • World Briefs

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Police: Suspects Financed Terror Indirectly

    There's no evidence that members of the Islamic Movement arrested this week in Israel used funds to directly finance terror attacks, Israeli police said.

    "We do not claim that the money was used to buy explosive belts" for suicide...

  • ‘California Eight’ Sue Italy’s Generali

    By Tom Tugend

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Suzanne Weiner-Zada was growing up in Hungary, her father, a wealthy lumber merchant, took out eight insurance policies with Assicurazioni Generali of Italy, one of the world's largest insurance companies, which operated extensively in the pre-World War II Jewish communities of...

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