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Apr 28, 2023, 1:19 AM
Justice Gorsuch: Do not abandon the Sabbath-observers
The usually polarized US Supreme Court had a brief moment of peaceful consensus during oral argument of a case brought by an evangelical Christian postal service employee who lost his job because he refused to deliver mail on Sundays....
Mar 26, 2023, 4:26 PM
Judges shouldn’t participate in appointing their successors
In the US, judges are left out of the process entirely – and history shows why there's good reason for that policy
Mar 2, 2022, 7:14 PM
‘What is kasher?’: Experiencing Jewish Ukraine under Soviet rule
Summer 1989. Mikhail Gorbachev had become the prime minister of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in May. He was opening the USSR to the West with “Glasnost” and “Perestroika.” My family and I visited the USSR and took...
Nov 25, 2021, 12:50 PM
Maine law discriminates against private schools for religious minorities
Why would Biden's Justice Department aggressively oppose the fight for religious liberty - unless it's simply out of spite for Trump?
Oct 15, 2021, 4:03 PM
A US consulate in Jerusalem states that Jerusalem is not in Israel
The US would 'deepen ties with Palestinians' if it provided accessible consular services in Ramallah, but there's no practical need for new services in Jerusalem
Oct 22, 2020, 12:52 PM
Judge Amy Coney Barrett has met Jews before
The US Supreme Court nominee joined my firm and worked on behalf of Hasidim and on my 'public menorah' team; I am confident that she'll uphold religious liberties for all
Mar 31, 2020, 1:08 AM
‘Unorthodox’ is a counterfeit $3 bill
Lots of reasons why I was eager to watch “Unorthodox” – the new Netflix series about a girl fleeing the Satmar community of Williamsburg. I identify as “Modern Orthodox,” but I represented Satmar’s Kiryas Joel in the Supreme Court...
Mar 6, 2020, 4:13 PM
Is a pending criminal charge grounds for disqualification in American law?
Opponents of Prime Minister Netanyahu are urging the Knesset to enact a law that would disqualify anyone charged with crime in Israel from forming a government. Because Netanyahu has been formally accused by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, he should...
May 28, 2019, 3:58 PM
Bribery charges against Netanyahu wouldn’t hold water in a US court
Bibi and Sara allegedly did favors in return for positive publicity. Under American law, such a quid pro quo is not a crime
Mar 22, 2019, 3:41 PM
Will Trump’s justice department protect Sabbath observers?
The Supreme Court may soon give a far broader interpretation to a law against job discrimination on account of religion
Nathan Lewin is a Washington, D.C., attorney who specializes in religious freedom cases before the US Supreme Court.