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  • Jews Ponder Future of High Court As Second Vacancy Raises Stakes

    The nation’s eyes were supposed to turn this week to the confirmation hearings of Judge John Roberts for the U.S. Supreme Court. But changing circumstances have raised the stakes and narrowed the timetable for influencing the future of the high court. Roberts’ hearings were to have commenced Tuesday, but were postponed after the death of… More ▸

  • On Eve of Hearings for Roberts, Jewish Groups Make Voices Heard

    As the Senate prepares for the first confirmation hearings of a Supreme Court justice in more than a decade, many lawmakers are hearing from Jewish organizations about the information they want gleaned from Judge John Roberts. Jewish organizations from across the political spectrum recently have sent letters and met with members of the Senate Judiciary… More ▸

  • So Far, Nomination of Roberts Meets Little Jewish Opposition

    So far, the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court has ruffled few feathers in the American Jewish community. Many Jewish organizational leaders were poised to fiercely oppose a conservative nominee — and to earmark resources to influence senators who must confirm him — but many have decided to wait until after… More ▸

  • Fundamental Freedoms at Stake if Nominee Roberts is Confirmed

    Some will say that President Bush, in nominating D.C. Circuit Court Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court, has selected a fine attorney with a distinguished academic record and a host of friends willing to testify to his brilliance, modesty and good character. But when the stakes are this high, we need to look… More ▸

  • News Brief

    At least one liberal Jewish organization is expected to oppose Judge John Roberts, President Bush’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Bush on Tuesday nominated Roberts, 50, a judge on the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, to be a Supreme Court associate justice. Roberts was appointed to the circuit court in 2003. Some… More ▸

  • Most Jewish Groups Watching, Waiting to See Where Bush’s Court Nominee Stands

    The nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court may motivate some liberal American Jewish organizations to work against his confirmation, but it will take time for many to determine where Roberts stands on issues such as reproductive rights and the separation of church and state. President Bush nominated Roberts, a judge on… More ▸

  • News Brief

    More than 250 U.S. rabbis encouraged lawmakers to consider judicial nominees who will uphold “religious freedoms” such as reproductive choice. The 270 rabbis expressed concern about nominees whose judicial records display an “inconsistent commitment to upholding basic constitutional rights,” they said in a letter, coordinated by the National Council of Jewish Women and sent to… More ▸

  • First Ethiopian Deputy Mayor in Israel Faces Problems on Job

    Balinach Ayech went from being a bank official in Addis Ababa to washing floors in Kiryat Malachi, a working-class Israeli town near Ashdod. That was 14 years ago. Today, she’s one of the town’s deputy mayors — the first Ethiopian ever voted deputy mayor of an Israeli city — but she’s involved in a clash… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Silent As Gop Seeks End to Filibusters over Nominations

    Could it be that some Jewish groups are taking the Bush administration mantra, “you’re either with us or against us,” too seriously? Nearly two years after Jewish groups complained about restricted access for organizations that have taken policy positions against the White House, some Jewish organizations appear to have revamped their approach to advocacy, avoiding… More ▸