Latest update: March 12th, 2013
In the American legal system, Silverglate told The Jewish Press, “exclusion would have to be determined on an individualized basis.” In other words, you cannot bar an entire class of people based on a particular characteristic such as race, religion, or gender.
Efforts to reach Mr. Cohn for comment were unsuccessful.
UPDATE: Judge Vitaliano rejected Shehadeh’s request that Jews be barred from the jury, attorney Frederick Cohn told ABCNews.com late this afternoon.
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.
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