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Court overturns Harvey Weinstein's conviction, orders retrial

By a vote of 4-3, a New York court found that the prosecution had not followed protocol when calling and questioning witnesses.

Court overturns Harvey Weinstein's conviction, orders retrial

Court Drama:

Officer who shot Solomon Teka acquitted of death by negligence

Police officer acquitted of causing Teka's death by negligence; police investigation department is considering whether to appeal.

Officer who shot Solomon Teka acquitted of death by negligence

Nevada judge assaulted by defendant during sentencing

The defendant faces new charges, including battery and assault on a protected individual.

Nevada judge assaulted by defendant during sentencing

Iran orders US to pay $330 million for 'planning coup'

Court in Tehran orders US government to pay in damages for "planning a coup" against Islamic Republic in 1980.

Iran orders US to pay $330 million for 'planning coup'

Burqa clashes:

Court orders Jewish suspect released to house arrest

Jerusalem court accepts appeal and orders suspect released despite police opposition. Other suspect remains in custody at hospital.

Court orders Jewish suspect released to house arrest

Burqa clashes:

Judge slams police for coming unprepared to hearing

Jerusalem court hears appeal against detention of 2 Jewish men in death of Arab during near-lynching of Jewish shepherd.

Judge slams police for coming unprepared to hearing

Court postpones hearing of Homesh Yeshiva students

Teachers and students from Homesh Yeshiva will come before the court in May, hoping the law they are accused of breaking will be repealed.

Court postpones hearing of Homesh Yeshiva students

Sweden:

Court rules Dr. fired for being Jewish must be reinstated

Karolinska University Hospital admits to wrongful termination of Jewish doctor who complained of antisemtic harassment, discrimination.

Court rules Dr. fired for being Jewish must be reinstated

Lesbian turned down by apartment owner sues - and loses

Apartment owner insists each person may do as he wishes with his property, as LGBT pair sue claiming 'racism.'

Lesbian turned down by apartment owner sues - and loses

Cockroaches released in New York courtroom

In an apparent act of protest, a woman turned hundreds of cockroaches loose in a courtroom in northern New York, halting all proceedings.

Cockroaches released in New York courtroom

Court rules:

Jews can say Shema Yisrael and bow on the Temple Mount

Judge cancels restrictive conditions imposed on three teens who bowed and recited "Shema Yisrael" during their visit to the Temple Mount.

Jews can say Shema Yisrael and bow on the Temple Mount

Teen girls won't return to parents' home - for now

In court hearing, judge says teen girls who went 'missing' will live with a different family temporarily.

Teen girls won't return to parents' home - for now

State Prosecutor: Extend arrest of suspect in teen's murder

State Prosecutor examines materials, orders additions to investigation and extension of arrest until completion of investigation.

State Prosecutor: Extend arrest of suspect in teen's murder

Suspect in murder of 17-year-old released to house arrest

Haifa court orders Edward Kachura released to house arrest, refusing to extend his arrest for a 15th time.

Suspect in murder of 17-year-old released to house arrest

'Court is ripping cable car crash survivor from his family'

Grandparents of Eitan Biran, sole survivor of Italy cable car crash, slam court decision to return him to Italy. 'This is no small matter.'

'Court is ripping cable car crash survivor from his family'

Grandfather of cable car crash orphan appeals court ruling

Tel Aviv judge rules Eitan Biran, 6-year-old survivor of Italy cable car crash, must be returned to Italy.

Grandfather of cable car crash orphan appeals court ruling

Court: 6-year-old cable-car survivor must be returned to Italy

Tel Aviv family court rules grandfather violated guardian's rights in bringing sole survivor of cable car crash to Israel.

Court: 6-year-old cable-car survivor must be returned to Italy

Pedophile's court case against Rabbi Horowitz

After five years: American rabbi who warned Israeli parents about pedophile is found not liable in entire 200,000 shekel defamation lawsuit.

Pedophile's court case against Rabbi Horowitz

Melbourne court orders Malka Leifer to stand trial

Melbourne court orders Malka Leifer to stand trial for 70 counts of child sexual abuse.

Melbourne court orders Malka Leifer to stand trial

Battle for cable car crash survivor reaches court

First hearing on guardianship of Eitan Biran, sole survivor of Italy cable car crash, held in Tel Aviv court on Thursday.

Battle for cable car crash survivor reaches court

'Night of the Pitchforks' terrorist sentence commutation nixed

Parole board says there is no reason to recommend to president to commute sentence of terrorist who brutally murdered 3 soldiers.

'Night of the Pitchforks' terrorist sentence commutation nixed

Be'er Sheva court closes daycare due to suspicions of abuse

Be'er Sheva Prosecutor's Office planning to indict daycare operator for child abuse, leaving children without supervision, report says.

Be'er Sheva court closes daycare due to suspicions of abuse

UK radio host and singer pleads guilty to spreading Jew hatred

Cornish singer and radio host, whose music was banned by a local soccer team, told by judge to anticipate jail sentence.

UK radio host and singer pleads guilty to spreading Jew hatred

250 hours community service for man who wounded girl with mug

Court rejects claim Bnei Brak resident threw mug at girl deliberately because she was dressed immodestly, orders him to do community service

250 hours community service for man who wounded girl with mug

Smotrich to Asa Kasher: Retract false post or we meet in court

MK Smotrich responds in scathing post to accusations against him and his party by Prof. Asa Kasher.

Smotrich to Asa Kasher: Retract false post or we meet in court

Jew suffers life-threatening injuries, attacker won't go to jail

Assailant who beat up kippah-wearing Jewish man in front of German synagogue will not go to jail.

Jew suffers life-threatening injuries, attacker won't go to jail

Netanyahu to supporters: Don't come to the court tomorrow

"We are in a time when a mutation is spreading around the world, even in Israel, so for your health I ask you - do not come tomorrow."

Netanyahu to supporters: Don't come to the court tomorrow

Netanyahu's lawyers:

'PM's accused of acts for which he hasn't even been questioned'

PMs attorneys tell court he denies charges: 'Investigations opened without AG approval and indictment includes fabricated allegations.'

'PM's accused of acts for which he hasn't even been questioned'

Jenin, Jenin not to be shown in theaters

Lod court bans the screening of the controversial film about the IDF.

Jenin, Jenin not to be shown in theaters

Women Of The Wall sue Western Wall Rabbi

Two representatives of the organization filed suit on account of a body search last Kislev.

Women Of The Wall sue Western Wall Rabbi

Canadian court condemns PA 'pay to slay' policy

Canada’s Federal Court denies refugee status to woman who worked for the Palestinian Martyrs’ Families Foundation.

Canadian court condemns PA 'pay to slay' policy

Germany: Far-right activist goes to jail for insulting Jew

Court upholds sentence handed to leader of Die Rechte party for insulting German Jewish leader.

Germany: Far-right activist goes to jail for insulting Jew

France confirms restitution of Pissarro looted in WWII

Top appeals court rejects bid by US couple to win back a Pissaro painting looted from Jewish collector during WW II.

France confirms restitution of Pissarro looted in WWII

Court: Netanyahu must attend opening of his trial

PM's request to be allowed not to attend opening hearing of his trial this Sunday is rejected by J'lem district court.

Court: Netanyahu must attend opening of his trial

Prosecutor's Office: Netanyahu must be present to open his trial

Prosecutor responds to PM defense attorney: 'Assumption in criminal proceeding is defendant be present during course of trial in his case.'

Prosecutor's Office: Netanyahu must be present to open his trial

Netanyahu requests not to appear at first court hearing

The Prime Minister forwarded the request to the court through his lawyers.

Netanyahu requests not to appear at first court hearing

Wife of Amiram Ben Uliel: 'Judge tramples my husband's beliefs'

Wife of main defendant in Duma trial attacks judge's decision to dismiss husband's petition outright for refusing to look at him.

Wife of Amiram Ben Uliel: 'Judge tramples my husband's beliefs'

Amos Sa'ar, court worker, named as Jerusalem stabbing victim

Main suspect in murder of security officer knew victim prior to attack, police arrest second suspect on suspicion of providing assistance.

Amos Sa'ar, court worker, named as Jerusalem stabbing victim

Court: Examine reducing 'Shabbat buses'

Tel Aviv District Court tells Ramat Gan to reduce frequency of 'Shabbat buses.'

Court: Examine reducing 'Shabbat buses'

Iberia Airlines to pay passenger nearly $3000

Airline did not return suitcase as quickly as possible, airline says.

Iberia Airlines to pay passenger nearly $3000

Polish court rules eviction from synagogue violated contract

Rabbi evicted from Krakow synagogue must be allowed back, Polish court rules.

Polish court rules eviction from synagogue violated contract

Police nab infiltrator driving after court warned him not to

Infiltrator indicted for driving with fake license walks out of Tel Aviv court - and enters his vehicle.

Police nab infiltrator driving after court warned him not to

Dutch court urged to hear case over 2014 Israel Gaza strike

Court hears preliminary arguments in case about airstrike in which Israeli PM candidate Benny Gantz is one of two named defendants.

Dutch court urged to hear case over 2014 Israel Gaza strike

Pursuing justice in the State of Israel

Pursuing justice in the State of Israel

Suspected online dope-dealer back in Israel after extradition

Telegrass founder Amos Dov Silver appears in court in central Israel.

Suspected online dope-dealer back in Israel after extradition

Smotrich slams ruling barring separate seating at haredi concert

MK Bezalel Smotrich attacks 'fundamentalist secularism' in court ruling banning separate seating at concert for religious public in Afula.

Smotrich slams ruling barring separate seating at haredi concert

Canadian court: Judea and Samaria not part of Israel

Canadian court rules wine made in Judea and Samaria cannot be labelled as made in Israel, 'no dispute settlements not part of Israel.'

Canadian court: Judea and Samaria not part of Israel

Gun owner who praised Pittsburgh massacre to be released?

Washington, D.C., man who praised Pittsburgh murder suspect, said victims 'deserved' to die, pleads guilty to gun charge.

Gun owner who praised Pittsburgh massacre to be released?

Daycare assistant who killed toddler sentenced to 17 years

Lod court sentences Inna Skivanko, who killed Yasmin Vineta, to 17 years in prison. Toddler's father: She deserves 60 years.

Daycare assistant who killed toddler sentenced to 17 years

Paris court to hear case over 2007 Thai plane crash

Victims' families say crash was an 'accident waiting to happen,' sue for recognition as victims.

Paris court to hear case over 2007 Thai plane crash

Suspect in rape of 7 year old 'burst into tears' in court

Lawyer says suspect burst into tears and asked police, 'Why do you want further investigations? What have you been doing all this time?'

Suspect in rape of 7 year old 'burst into tears' in court

In Belgium, the fight against anti-Semitism is only rhetorical

Belgian prosecutors drop case against cafe owner who welcomed dogs, but not Jews.

In Belgium, the fight against anti-Semitism is only rhetorical

Man who attacked ambassador: They called me 'Zydek!'

Man suspected of spitting on Polish ambassador says he didn't know victim's identity, and says he was called a Zydek (little Jew)

Man who attacked ambassador: They called me 'Zydek!'

Kafka archive should go to Israel, Swiss court rules

Swiss court rules that archive of renowned Jewish writer Franz Kafka must be handed over to Israel, ending a decade-long dispute.

Kafka archive should go to Israel, Swiss court rules

Algeria court frees blogger despite guilty verdict

Algerian court orders blogger who interviewed Israeli released.

Algeria court frees blogger despite guilty verdict

Trump Foundation to dissolve under court supervision

Charity established by Trump family to shut down amid allegations of unlawful coordination with campaign, improper charitable contributions.

Trump Foundation to dissolve under court supervision

US student challenges Israeli entry ban in court

Tel Aviv court holds hearing on entry ban for BDS-supporting student.

US student challenges Israeli entry ban in court

German court says Kuwait Airways can bar Israeli passengers

German appeals court rules that it cannot prevent Kuwait Airways from banning Israeli passengers, though it says policy is discrimination.

German court says Kuwait Airways can bar Israeli passengers

Haredi Israeli radio fined for excluding women

Court orders Kol Barama radio station to donate $280,000 to women's groups.

Haredi Israeli radio fined for excluding women

Voyeur 'rabbi' victims reach $14.25 million settlement

Court rules victims of Barry Freundel, who videotaped women in a Washington mikvah, will receive $14.25 million settlement.

Voyeur 'rabbi' victims reach $14.25 million settlement