Supreme Court

Scott Walker Surrounds The Issues

In ancient times, namely the pre-Internet Vietnam War era, Members of Congress routinely had two form letters for responding to constituents writing about the war.  Each version agreed with the letter writer, pro or con.  Eventually they were outed and had to adopt a single position, much to the consternation of politicians who devote endless energy to avoiding the tough decisions that might offend constituents and contributors. 

Jewish Groups March In NYC Gay Pride Parade

Post-Obergefell v. Hodges, marchers express pride in their Jewish and LGBT identities.

Editorial Intern

Shonna Levin’s bright red shoes offset her black suit, white shirt, and wide-brimmed black hat, an outfit often worn by young men in yeshiva. The sign she held explained the combination: “For the bochur (young religious man) who lives in silence, I march with you.” 

Marchers express pride in their Jewish and LGBT identities. Talia Lakritz/JW

Flaw In U.S. Policy

Even the PLO recognizes Israel’s right to West Jerusalem.

Special To The Jewish Week

Maariv’s headline blared, “Final Judgment: U.S. Citizens May Not Register ‘Jerusalem’ as Place of Birth.” The news portal Walla! headlined its story, “Supreme Court in U.S. Ruled: Someone Born in Jerusalem Cannot Be Registered as Israeli.”

Panorama: part of West Jerusalem. Wikimedia Commons

Don't Misread SCOTUS Jerusalem Decision

Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in Zivotofsky v. Kerry had little to do with Jerusalem and everything to do with separation of powers.  

At issue was the President's preeminence in foreign policy, not whether the United States considers Jerusalem Israel's capital but who makes that decision, the Congress or the executive.

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Jerusalem Passport Law


Washington — The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that would allow Jerusalem-born U.S. citizens to list their birthplace as Israel.

Supporting Public Education Is A Jewish Value


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer. Union leader Sandy Feldman. Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker. What do they all have in common? Besides being Jewish and making an indelible impact on our world, they all graduated from the same public school, Brooklyn’s James Madison High School.

Gay Marriage Supporters Plan To Flood Supreme Court With A Friendly Push


Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear from a lot of people on same-sex marriage.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Talk Jewish At G.A. Opening


Oxon Hill, Md. – U.S. Supreme Court justices Stephen Breyer and Elana Kagan talked about their Jewish identities at the opening plenary of the 2014 General Assembly conference of the Jewish Federations of North America.

Jewish Groups File Brief In Supreme Court Headscarf Appeal


Two Jewish groups joined a brief on behalf of a Muslim woman whose right to wear a headscarf in a retail job is under consideration by the Supreme Court.

The court on Oct. 2 agreed to hear the case, Politico reported.

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