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Tucson Muslim Gets 8 Years for Planning to Attack Jewish Center

5 Heshvan 5777 – November 5, 2016
Khan's attorney told the court his client is struggling with mental health issues and poor impulse control.

Did Ayelet Shaked Borrow a Page from FDR’s Play Book?

3 Heshvan 5777 – November 4, 2016
FDR taught generations of Poli-sci students how an executive can tame his hostile high court.

Right Won’t Budge as AG Rejects ‘Softer’ Regulations Act

"Gone are the days when the politicians were guests and the jurists owned the house," say Likud and Habayit Hayehudi MKs.

Emergency Likud Meeting on Amona Arrangements Act

2 Heshvan 5777 – November 3, 2016
The meeting will also discuss the status of the Attorney General, who is both the government's legal counsel and the head of Israel's law enforcement agencies.

Life Imprisonment for Terrorist who Killed Mother of Six in Otniel

2 Heshvan 5777 – November 2, 2016
The Arab teen who murdered an Otniel mother of six has been sentenced to life in prison. Six children are still orphans.

Agudath Israel MK Rabbi Israel Eichler Calls for Elections for Supreme Court Justices

Israel's Supreme Court demands that Agudath Israel show cause why it excludes women from its list of Knesset candidates.

Shabak ‘Lost’ Documents Permitting Use of Torture in Duma Arson Interrogations

To paraphrase the old pseudo-philosophical adage: if a fascistic permission by the court to use torture disappears, does it still count against a conviction?
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MK Begin Begging Netanyahu to Permit Destruction of Amona

30 Tishri 5777 – November 1, 2016
The Likud MKs who, unlike Begin, had actually been elected by Likud voters, all voiced their enthusiastic support for the Regulations Act and urged Netanyahu to promote it.

Report: Justice Minister ‘Simplifying’ Supreme Court Appointments

Historically, the Supreme Court aligned with the Bar, as well as the Knesset opposition, to push through their own candidates.

State Asks for 7-Month Delay in Destruction of Amona

30 Tishri 5777 – October 31, 2016
The state petitioned the High Court with a request to delay the demolition of Amona.

Katzav to Apply Third Time for Parole

Former president Katzav is again trying to win parole without expressing remorse.

Trial Starts for Sheriff Who Threatened to Shoot Prosecutor Between his ‘Jewish Eyes’

Sheriff Louis Ackal faces a prison sentence if he is convicted of the charges of conspiracy and depriving prisoners of their constitutional rights.

Minister Ariel: If AG Can’t Defend Law Saving Amona, Let’s Get an Attorney Who...

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Habayit Hayehudi) may end up being the politician who broke the iron hold of the judicial civil service on Israel's democracy.

Ministerial Committee Delays Vote on Bill to Legalize Amona

29 Tishri 5777 – October 30, 2016
After A-G Mandelblit warns such a bill is unconstitutional, ministers decide to delay a vote to legalize Amona.

Fury Over Israeli Authorization for PA Arab Housing in Area C, Near Jewish Susiya

26 Tishri 5777 – October 28, 2016
Secret authorization to build Arab housing in Area C near Jewish Susiya has infuriated Israelis facing demolition.

Knesset Committee to Debate Proposed Law Expanding Defense Minister’s Powers

26 Tishri 5777 – October 27, 2016
The Knesset Constitution Committee is to debate a proposed bill expanding the powers of the defense minister in pre-1967 Israel.

Jerusalem Arab Indicted in Terrorist Plot, Facebook Incitement

The suspected terrorist praised Hamas online and incited others to likewise plot and carry out terror attacks.

Judge Goes Easy on Stabber of Two Jews, Family Angry

24 Tishri 5777 – October 26, 2016
Judge Carmel said in his ruling that although the case is serious, he chose to go easy on the defendant who claimed as his reason for the stabbing, besides hating Jews, that his sister is an alcoholic junkie.

Prosecution Indicts Wedding Guests for Hating Arabs While Dancing

This story would be difficult to comprehend by readers who enjoy the benefits of the First, Second and Fourth Amendments.

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