Monday, May 16, 2016

Judge Weighs Ex-Parte Submission in Pollard Case

Hamodia NEW YORK - A federal judge is weighing a request by the assistant U.S. attorney representing the government to submit a classified, ex-parte submission to the court in the legal battle over Jonathan Pollard’s broad and unusually severe parole restrictions – one that Pollard’s attorneys will not be permitted to see and respond to.

In a letter to Judge Katherine B. Forrest of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Pollard’s lawyers expressed their strong opposition.

“The Government should not be permitted to justify substantial deprivations of Mr. Pollard’s liberty with ex parte submissions. Mr. Pollard’s attorneys have security clearances specifically issued by the Department of Justice in connection with their representation of Mr. Pollard. The Government articulates no basis to deny Mr. Pollard’s security-cleared attorneys access to the very materials the Government says it intends to use to justify the onerous Special Conditions.”

In their own letter to the judge, the prosecutors refer to Judge Forrest’s April 12th order instructing the government to respond to Pollard’s latest legal filings challenging the restrictions, in which she said that the government “may deem it appropriate to address whether information at issue remains “Secret” or “Top Secret,” and whether the government “should/must support their position on this motion with reference — in camera — to specific examples of “Secret” or “Top Secret” information deemed to be at risk.” read more at Hamodia

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    “Reb Zecharia, like so many of his contemporaries, worked for a time in a sweatshop.

    The shop he worked in, making pocketbooks, was located in a building just east of Washington Square, site of the ill-fated Triangle Shirtwaist Company. On the Saturday of the great fire in 1911 that engulfed the building and killed 145 workers, Reb Zecharia was at home. It was the Jewish Sabbath.

    He learned two lessons from this:
    he vowed that his children would never become factory workers and he vowed that they would never work on the Sabbath.”

    Zecharia Derschowitz moved from Galicia to the USA in 1888 CE.
    He was the great-grandfather of Alan M. Dershowitz.

    SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 1, page 26) published in year 1991 by Little Brown and Company ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374