Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Zivotofsky Decision

It's tough getting the American State Department to do something they definitely do not want to do. Like listing "Jerusalem, Israel" in one's birth certificate and passport.

Little Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky started something.

As Susan Tuchman, who was very much involved in the brief before the Court of Appeals for the District of D.C., wrote, while the court has not decided to force the State Dept. to change, what it did do was

"The court simply determined that the plaintiff had "standing" and could proceed with his lawsuit to enforce the "passport" law. It's an important step, but not the final one."

For those of you who want to read the ruling, click here.

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