Skip to comments.NYC Attorney Asks Judge To Ban Jews From Accused Terrorist’s Jury
Posted on 03/12/2013 11:48:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A New York attorney is taking the complicated process of picking a jury to a new extreme. He represents a suspected terrorist and asked a judge to keep Jews off the panel.
Inside Brooklyn Federal Court, attorney Frederick Cohn told Judge Eric Vitaliano, Im not wild about having Jews on the jury in this case, CBS 2s Steve Langford reported.
Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, a Muslim, is charged with making false statements in connection with a terrorism offense. His attorney told the court he didnt believe his client could get a fair trial if Jews are on the jury. For the record, Cohn is Jewish.
A 1986 Supreme Court ruling held that jurors cannot be excluded solely on the basis of their race.
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I'd begin efforts to disbar Br'r Cohn ~ he knows better.
Judenfrei? Judenrein? Are these concepts recognized in American jurisprudence?
I guess he would be happy with an all Muslim jury.
Hey, it’d be a jury of his peers.
Okay, no muzzies, either........
All this endless crap coming out of my hometown. I’m beginning to finally see why so many other Americans look at us as freaks out of the sideshow...
This bullshit has gone on to long with these SHYSTERS. That's right, I said it it...shysters. Look it up.
not all of us look at you lot up north as freaks but we do understand as to why so many conservatives up there want out.
Just to make you feel better then I hope you remember that we know you’re surrounded by liberals and socialists and kids who think it;s all about them and them getting high or having sex with what ever is around.
Just don’t bring the druggie, homo, pro illegal , anti gun folks down here please we have had enough fo them as I;m sure the good folks of CO has from CA and other places
I know some very good people from NY State and the City. Must be hell for you. Born and raised a Southerner from Florida. I get my share of BS too. Doesn’t matter your beliefs or passions. People “group” people. Che Carro!
P.S. I don’t believe John Wayne was a Commie either :)
A Cohain? A guaranteed Jew is asking to bar Jews?
He's surely cattle-car material if ever there were one.
Sorry, my Italian is rusty. Che diavolo (Wtf)? Schiaffeggiare! (Slap!)is always appropriate!
Hang in there Miss Marmelstein! This Southern Irish Italian feels your pain :)
Hitler is looking up and smiling.
Guarantee he won’t get Jews banned, but you can bet there will be Muslims on his jury.
You don’t understand. Abdel might be so offended by having Jews on his jury that he might kill himself.
Trying for a preemptive reverse Batson challenge - interesting approach, but close to an ethical violation on its face.
For the record, Cohn is Jewish.
Glad we cleared that up.
When, IF there is a Jewish Juror, and his client is found to be guilty, the (already prepared) appeal will hinge on the presence of a TAINTED JUROR.
Doesn’t an appeal go before JUDGES, not a JURY.
There would be no defense objection to a Muslim juror, naturally, which would mean a HUNG JURY.
Either way, guess who gets screwed. Got a mirror?
I have never understood northeasterners pulling up roots from their miserable homes, going down south and then demanding all the same things that ruined their home state in the first place. Perhaps we need to conclude that Democrats are just not very bright...
I’m living in an insane asylum! But thanks for your note of support.
I’m always glad to talk to somebody who doesn’t think John Wayne was a commie, lol!
Lately, with Bloomberg in charge, NYC’s weirdness is getting out of control. I always thought that San Francisco had it all over us in weirdness, but now...
And there are some good people in NY. Some day I might even meet some!!
“Some day I might even meet some!!”
Good luck w/dat! Slim pickin’s as we say in the South. You are a treat M’am! Don’t change a thing!
Maybe he shouldn’t be tried in a NYC court room.
How about a military tribunal.
“A 1986 Supreme Court ruling held that jurors cannot be excluded solely on the basis of their race.”
Judaism is a religion, not a race.
I;ve met a few who have moved down here and then they complain about how we have hardly any blacks of hispanics or no muslims or homosexuals, in their eyes they have to have this thing called diversity.
I’ve heard how we should not be allowed to have fires in our back yards or we should have our vehicles checked , inspected for emissions, we should not be allowed to carry our guns or fire them in our yards.
We should not have stand your ground or have a confedrate flag flying.
We should have state tax to pay for more or even have little things like street lights all over the county.
That is just is short list and yes I agree with you.
Why people move to another state and then want it changed to make it look like their old state is very puzzling.
I know that many states are lost causes, CA, MA, VT, are way gone, they;re just lost causes now but the weird thing is that those out fo those states then move to another state like CO and then want it to look like CA for some reason.
I think we can conclude that many Dems are very low info voters or not that bright.
You would be very welcome down here, when ever you get tired of it up there then please think of coming here, we need more of you and your views and votes
Welcome to Ameri-swastika
The word was judenrein (clean of Jews).
Of course, the least diverse, whitest state in the union is Maine - a bright blue state.
I believe that when in Rome you should do what the Romans do. But then I long to own a gun and shoot it, burn leaves in my backyard and admire the history of the south without being made to feel “raciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiist!”
LOL, little do they know: New York liberal Jews on the jury might increase his chances of acquittal.
They are now. In fact, they are a goal of this administration - from the very top to the attorney general and on down.
I just want to know if Christians can now use this to exclude atheists and non-Christians from their juries, or Jews can exculde non-jews from their juries, or what.
I mean if you’re going to allow it for one, judicial fairness requires it for all.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Yes I do...more than I need.
Is that even legal? How is that not a hate crime like everything else seems to be?
There is so much law against doing something like that, it isn’t funny. You can’t even use peremptory (without reason) challenges to exclude people on basis of race or creed.
Judaism is a religion; Jews are a race.
Cohn could have conducted the jury selection (voir dire) by using up his all allotted rejections without cause on potential jurors he thought were Jewish, without specifically saying why he rejected them. In that way he may have had to eventually accept a couple of Jews on the jury but could have minimized their numbers without getting himself into this hassle. He may have been pleasantly surprised - from his perspective - if any Jews that may have gotten on the jury were leftists.
I'm not condoning him for this mentality, but he could have handled this concern of his more adroitly by being more subtle about it.
Perhaps he expected a more sympathetic approach from lefty media, whom he had reason to believe would be sympathetic to his Judenrein jury approach.
Been thinking about this one off and on today ~ maybe he doesn’t want to take the case and has gotten cold feet.
I’m with Eleutheria5 on this one, a first year law student knows this won’t fly, hopefully. But today apparently an experienced attorney thinks it might, or perhaps raise an appeal issue. At the very least, not be an embarassment to raise the issue. That’s a shame.
Potential jurors perhaps having read this and similar articles, perhaps he wants jurors, Jewish and otherwise, to get cold feet during deliberations. Clearly the motivation of any Jews on the jury are now suspect.
There are plenty of crazy Obama supporting Jews that would be ready and willing to let him go. Whats the problem?