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Jewish Judge Confirmed as Head of Supreme Court in UK

David Neuberger, also known as Lord Neuberger in the United Kingdom, has been confirmed as the next head of the Supreme Court in the UK.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 7/15/2012, 10:06 AM

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David Neuberger, also known as Lord Neuberger in the United Kingdom, has been confirmed as the next head of the Supreme Court in the UK.

Educated at Oxford, Neuberger, 64, was called to the bar in 1974, became a Chancery division judge in 1966 and an Appeal Court judge in 2007. Two years later he was named Master of the Rolls.

Neuberger is also the nephew of Rabbi Herman Neuberger, who was influential in saving almost 60,000 Persian Jews from persecution in Iran following the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

“I will do my best to ensure that it continues to play its proper role in upholding the rule of law, and applying and developing the law in a coherent and principled and practical way, appropriate for today’s world,” David Neuberger said.