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  • Peres rues Israeli army’s killing of Jordanian judge

    March 17, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres in a conversation with King Abdullah II of Jordan expressed Israel’s regret over the shooting of a Jordanian judge.

    Peres, speaking by phone to Abdullah on Monday, offered his “deepest condolences” to the Jordanian people in the death of Raed Zeiter...

  • Israeli judge resigns after rape comments

    June 5, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    An Israeli judge resigned from a government appeals board on Wednesday after public uproar over reports he had told a courtroom that some girls "enjoy rape."

    Nissim Yeshaya headed a three-member panel hearing a young Israeli woman's appeal for recognition as a victim of a...

  • Colorado judge accepts insanity plea from accused theater gunman

    June 4, 2013 | 10:22 am

    Accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, who could face execution if convicted of killing 12 moviegoers last summer, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday, and a judge accepted his plea.

    Holmes, 25, is charged with multiple counts of first-degree...

  • Israeli judge who fled extradited from Peru

    March 18, 2013 | 2:48 am

    An Israeli judge who fled to Peru eight years ago following allegations of bribery and fraud was extradited to Israel.

    Dan Cohen arrived in Israel on Sunday morning after he was arrested by Peruvian police and placed directly on an airplane leaving for Israel.

    He has been...

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  • Shangri-La juror said to have hidden her Jewishness

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 16, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    In court papers filed Jan. 7, attorneys for the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its owner allege that of 12 members on the jury that unanimously found their clients guilty of discriminating in 2010 against a group of Jewish patrons, one juror concealed her own Jewishness...

  • Leiby Kletzky’s killer sentenced to 40 years to life

    August 29, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    Levi Aron, the Brooklyn store clerk who pleaded guilty to killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

    Aron, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. He did not address the court.

    He pleaded guilty earlier this month to kidnapping,...

  • Judge won’t allow parents to take custody of Nazi-named children

    June 4, 2012 | 10:33 am

    A New Jersey couple who gave their children names linked to Nazism cannot have custody of their children, a judge ruled.

    The children of Heath and Deborah Campbell have been in state custody for the last three years, since a local supermarket refused to print Adolf Hitler Campbell’s...

  • Judge rejects Demjanjuk claim that documents withheld

    December 21, 2011 | 10:27 am

    A federal judge in Cleveland rejected a claim by convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk that U.S. prosecutors withheld documents that could have helped his case.

    U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster ruled Tuesday that a 1985 FBI memo that questioned the legitimacy of a Nazi...

  • Judge: Not enough evidence to convict mosque arson suspect

    October 11, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    A Petach Tikvah judge gave police five days to produce evidence that a West Bank Jewish man burned a mosque in northern Israel.

    Magistrate Court Judge Nitza Maimon agreed Tuesday to extend the 18-year-old suspect’s remand until Sunday, but said there is not enough evidence now to...

  • Can Match.com save you from dating a sex offender?

    By Ilana Angel

    August 24, 2011 | 10:28 pm

    Match.com has agreed that they will start screening their members to ensure they are not sex offenders.  While it is certainly a nice gesture, and one that will protect people, it is not going to make a tangible difference in how people date online.  At the end of the day, people...

  • Judge pulls himself out of kosher vendor suit against Mets

    March 3, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    A federal judge reportedly has recused himself from a lawsuit brought by a kosher vendor against the New York Mets.

    Brooklyn Magistrate Judge Andrew Carter stepped down from the case after the lawyer for Kosher Foods Inc., which is suing the Mets for preventing the company from...

  • Judge rules Rahm Emanuel’s name can appear on Chicago ballot

    January 4, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    NYTIMES: Rahm Emanuel cleared another hurdle in his bid for mayor of Chicago on Tuesday when a Cook County judge agreed with the city’s election board that his name should appear on the ballot.

    The judge, Mark J. Ballard, upheld the election board’s decision that Mr. Emanuel met...

  • Schindler’s List can be sold, judge rules

    December 27, 2010 | 11:02 am

    A Manhattan judge has ruled that an original copy of Schindler’s List can be sold.

    New York State Supreme Court Justice Louis York ruled last week that dealer Gary Zimet may auction off what is believed to be the only privately held original copy of Oskar Schindler’s list of Jews,...

  • Judge sanctions Eden Memorial owner over evidence tampering

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 24, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    A Los Angeles judge has sanctioned Service Corporation International (SCI), owner of Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills, after finding that the cemetery intentionally tampered with and destroyed evidence related to a class action lawsuit alleging that Eden mishandled human remains....

  • Judge denies Easter Mass for Jewish girl

    March 25, 2010 | 12:05 pm

    A court in Chicago has ruled that a father may not take his Jewish daughter to Catholic Mass on Easter.

    Joseph Reyes grabbed headlines when he took his daughter to church and had her baptized despite a temporary restraining order filed by his estranged wife that bars him from...

  • 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...

  • The Pillar of American Democracy…at 40 Bucks a Day

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 15, 2009 | 10:56 am

    Just finished a day-long stint of jury duty. After deferring four times in two years, I finally decided to suck it up and go. Part of it had to with my sincere belief in the trial-by-jury system. I find it in nothing less than incredible that American citizen has the right to have...

  • Justice Souter to retire; Jewish woman among likely replacements

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 1, 2009 | 12:38 am

    Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who joined the nation’s highest court in 1990, plans to retire at the end of the current court term. From NPR:

    At 69, Souter is nowhere near the oldest member of the court. In fact, he is in the younger half of the court’s age range, with five...

  • Was Roman Polanski treated unfairly?  BBC documentary says yes

    By The Web Guy

    October 10, 2008 | 11:41 pm

    “A BBC film sheds startling new light on the underage sex case against the director,” writes David Gritten in the Telegraph:

    In any list of globally famous public figures for whom it’s hard to summon sympathy, Roman Polanski would rank high. The brilliantly talented film director, who...

  • Racism colors judicial bid: Candidate Bill Johnson advocates deportation of ‘non-whites’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Because voters are notoriously uninformed about judicial races, the June 3 Los Angeles County election could see the election of a white-supremacist candidate who advocates restricting U.S. citizenship to non-Hispanic whites and deporting most non-whites, including anyone with more...
  • Is a delay of justice a denial of justice?

    By Douglas Mirell

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It is not every day that a former regional president of the Anti-Defamation League rides to the rescue of alleged Palestinian terrorists. Yet that is precisely what happened on Jan. 30, when Los Angeles immigration judge Bruce J. Einhorn, in a stinging rebuke to the federal...
  • Community Brief

    By Bobbi Murray

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Discrimination Suit Tossed Out

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which tenants alleged a Jewish landlord evicted them for sharing their apartment with a non-Jew. U.S. District Court Judge Gary Allen Feess threw out the lawsuit on technical grounds, saying the tenants should...

  • Roberts Draws Little Jewish Opposition

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    So far, the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court has ruffled few feathers in the American Jewish community.

    Many Jewish organization leaders were poised to fiercely oppose a conservative nominee -- and to earmark resources to influence senators who must confirm...

  • 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...

  • Judges Facing Judgment Day

    By Mike Levy

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It is a simple enough question: yes or no? Voters on Nov. 5 will answer the question many times, and the independence of California's judicial system depends on the answer.

    Justices for the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal are appointed for 12-year terms by the governor....

  • Moral Quandaries

    By Tom Tugend

    March 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Bernhard Schlink is not what you would expect in a German judge and professor of constitutional law. He is a tall, sparse man of 55, dressed in an open-necked shirt and devoid of the traditional Teutonic self-importance bestowed by rank and title.

    He enjoyed his guest stint on "Oprah...

  • Precedent Setting

    By Adam Wills

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Judge Pauline Nightingale, 90, says her mother taught her never to question the teacher's authority. But when she entered the workforce after graduating from law school, she had no choice: authorities tried to keep her from practicing law because she was a woman. Not only did she...
  • Rough Justice

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Some advice for the new year: Don't get into trouble in New Jersey. The judges there are really tough.

    How tough? Well, they've got Barry Fisher rattled, and that isn't easy. A Los Angeles human-rights lawyer, Fisher has tussled with some of the toughest of the tough. But those New...

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