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  • Gay rights response: Let us eat (wedding) cake!

    June 26, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    Doors opened early this morning at the Abbey, a gay bar in West Hollywood where people gathered to watch the Supreme Court rule that part of the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional by denying federal benefits to same-sex couples.

    The watch party began at 6:30 a.m....

  • Jewish groups ride roller-coaster week of Supreme Court rulings

    June 26, 2013 | 9:46 am

    A slight bump up on affirmative action, a plunge on voting rights, and on gay marriage, the mountaintop: federal legitimacy.

    It’s been a week of roller-coaster highs and lows at the Supreme Court for liberal Jewish groups. Their collective pledge: Stick it out.

    “These...

  • AJWS president Ruth Messinger applauds Supreme Court ruling on DOMA & Prop 8

    June 26, 2013 | 9:03 am

    American Jewish World Service President Ruth Messinger released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled in two cases related to marriage equality.

    “We applaud today’s historic decisions by the Supreme Court to strike down discriminatory laws as a major victory...

  • 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...

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  • Jimmy Carter calls Rachel Corrie case ruling ‘unacceptable’

    August 30, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    Former President Jimmy Carter called “unacceptable” a court ruling that declared the State of Israel is not responsible for the death of an American activist.

    “The killing of an American peace activist is unacceptable. The court’s decision confirms a climate of impunity,...

  • 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...

  • Motion to vacate Prop 8 ruling over Judge Walker’s sexuality is denied

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 14, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    A federal judge has denied Prop 8 proponents’ motion to vacate Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling against a ban on same-sex marriage over Walker’s sexuality, CNN.com reports.

    A federal judge who ruled against a ban on same-sex marriage in California and later revealed that he is gay...

  • Death is punishment for selling Palestinian land, PA court rules

    September 20, 2010 | 3:06 pm

    A Palestinian found guilty of selling land to Israelis can receive the death penalty under a Palestinian Authority court ruling.

    Judge Ta’et At-Twil ruled Sunday that selling or attempting to sell land to a foreign country is a criminal offense punishable by death penalty, the...

  • Bombing Adds Insult to Ruling on Fence

    By Dan Baron

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The International Court of Justice may have ruled it illegal, but Israel's West Bank security barrier has at least one new supporter.

    For Sammy Masrawa, it was more baptism by fire than conversion, after Masrawa witnessed a bombing that killed an Israeli woman and wounded at least...

  • Details Wanted on Immigration Plan

    By E.B. Solomont

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish groups are pleased with President Bush's initiative to give illegal immigrants temporary legal status in the United States, but they are withholding accolades until they see how Congress fills in the details.

    "The most important thing is that the president recognized and...

  • Why is this election different from all other elections?

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Campaign 2000's white noise of candidates, pundits and paid advertisements has all but drowned out one important set of facts: What's really at stake in this election?

    The polls have one answer, but the voters - Mr. and Ms. Average Citizen - seem to have another. For that, The Journal...

  • Back of the Bus

    July 31, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    True story. Last week at the Westside Pavilion, just
    outside Nordstrom, six women, dressed in the garb of
    Islam, were standing by the mall's ATM. Four wore
    colorful scarves, exposing the face and a bit of hair; two
    were completely in black, with only small slits, 1 inch by
    4 inches,...

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