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Subject:  Re: Sadistic Child Abuser "Rabbi" in C Date:  4/13/2008  7:31 PM
Author:  markr33 Number:  16911 of 23006

<<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.

It's a funny thing, Supreme Courts often rule in the direction of populism. Interestingly enough, populist supporters of one side of the issue are just as often perturbed (or satisfied as the case may be) as the populist supporters of the other side of the issue. I guess that is due to the fact that Supreme Courts can generally only decide in one direction or another. Supreme Courts have just as often ruled in ways that perturbed the "law and order" populists.
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