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Subject:  Re: Sadistic Child Abuser "Rabbi" in C Date:  4/13/2008  6:01 PM
Author:  elann Number:  16910 of 23006

The supreme court has ordered that she remain under arrest for now.

Populism wins.

I thought it was the Supreme Court that ruled in this case, and not populism.

I meant that the Israeli courts seem too often to be influenced by public opinion, and I think this is such a case.

If a person isn't a flight risk and does not pose a danger to others or themselves, and is not likely to hinder the investigation, there is no reason to keep them under arrest. No matter how ugly the alleged crime.

U.S. courts are pretty good at following those rules and releasing people on bail even when they are accused of serious crimes. Israeli courts too often keep people locked up before their trials, for long periods, with no real justification.

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