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  • Could we live without the Supreme Court?

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    2 weeks ago

    Anyone who has the opportunity to chat with Erwin Chemerinsky, as I recently did, will find him a gracious, affable and reasonable person — a real mensch. But if you read his latest book, “The Case Against the Supreme Court” (Viking), you will discover that he is capable of taking...

  • U.S. Supreme Court divided on Jerusalem passport case

    3 weeks ago

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared closely divided as it weighed the constitutionality of a law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.

    The case concerns the longstanding U.S. policy that the...

  • White supremacist executed for 1977 synagogue killing

    November 20, 2013 | 11:56 am

    A white supremacist was executed in Missouri for killing a man at a St. Louis-area synagogue in 1977.

    Joseph Paul Franklin, 63, was executed early Wednesday morning for the sniper shooting of Gerald Gordon, who was killed outside of the Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel synagogue in...

  • U.S. Supreme Court will hear appeal on Jerusalem passport

    May 2, 2011 | 10:35 am

    The U.S. Supreme Court said it will hear the appeal of a U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem whose parents want Israel listed as his country of birth on his passport.

    The court agreed Monday to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the...

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  • Supreme Court upholds state tuition tax credit program

    April 6, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to an Arizona tuition tax credit program that benefits parochial schools, with all three Jewish justices dissenting.

    The court on Monday threw out a lawsuit against the program, which provides tax credits to those who donate...

  • Jewish groups change tack on Supreme Court cases

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With hot-button domestic issues not expected to play a major role in the new U.S. Supreme Court session, Jewish groups are entering the fray over the right of judicial review for foreign detainees.

    Several Jewish organizations have filed a joint friend-of-the-court brief in...

  • Jews Note Role in Historic School Case

    By Matthew E. Berger

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    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...

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