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  9/2/2012, Elul 15, 5772

Courts: No Agreement with Judge Elsheikh


The court system denied, Sunday, reports that an agreement was made between Supreme Court President Asher Grunis and Vice President Varda Elsheikh of the Tel Aviv District Court, under which Judge Elsheikh will step down in December after she was accused of revising transcripts to the detriment of an attorney who appeared before her. A statement by the office of the system's spokesperson said any other interpretation was based on false information or assumptions.

District heads of the Bar Association recently asked Justice Minister Ya'akov Ne'eman to file a disciplinary complaint against Judge Elsheikh as the only person empowered to do so. In their letter they said the reputation of the court system could not let the incident stand without being addressed and sought at least a temporary suspension of Judge Elsheikh