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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Judge Lamberth calls Russia "scofflaw" and "outlaw" over Jewish Archives

The AP reports that at today's hearing in the Chabad v. Russian Federation case (for previous coverage see here, here, and here) Judge Lamberth called Russia a "scofflaw" and an "outlaw" for "refusing his order to hand over a Jewish group's historical books and documents."

AP further notes that "Russia has refused to recognize the authority of the U.S. court" that the it has "transferred some of the documents to the Jewish Museum in Moscow" and that last week "Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the museum and called the case 'closed.'" We'll see.

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