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April 13, 2021
Can a village attorney claim ignorance of the law?
Members of a Florida village raised legal objections to the display of a menorah in a public square. I responded by writing that “Miami Shores would be joining many other communities if it authorized the display of a Chabad Hanukkah menorah.”
February 17, 2021
Boosting BDS: A federal court decision that should be vacated
Within 14 days of the panel’s decision, Arkansas’s Attorney General may request that the full array of active Circuit Judges of the 8th Circuit review the decision in what lawyers call an “en banc rehearing.”
January 5, 2021
I may now win a case I argued 43 years ago in the US Supreme Court
A precedent that has, for the past 43 years, doomed Shomrei Shabbos who have been denied jobs or whose employers have refused to respect their religious observance is about to be overruled.
December 28, 2020
Lipstadt and Eisen sign on to roster of those who minimize the Holocaust
“Democracy denial,” declare two well-known members of the American Jewish community, is equivalent to Holocaust denial.
December 21, 2020
Poor advocacy: Kosher slaughter was badly defended
Jewish law was sensitive to animal welfare long before Western civilization—typified by the European Court of Justice—ever recognized it as a concern worthy of human attention.
September 1, 2020
Threatening an athletic boycott to protect religious freedom
No barrier should be imposed that might cast a shadow over the fairness of a contest or for an individual to compete.
May 22, 2020
Would Netanyahu’s trial be different in an American court?
No one will ever know whether a randomly selected group of Israelis would have charged the Israeli prime minister with committing crimes if Israel had a grand-jury procedure.
May 8, 2020
Rabbis’ lives are endangered by an FBI ‘gotcha,’ like Michael Flynn’s
Mendel Epstein and Jay Goldstein were encouraged by the FBI’s “sting” to travel to New Jersey to use violence, only if needed, to induce a fictional husband to authorize a Jewish divorce for a female FBI agent who had been trained to simulate an “agunah.”
April 21, 2020
No question is too political for Israel’s Supreme Court
What is surprising, however, is that the Israeli public—not thought to be easily dominated—accepts boundless judicial rule.