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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
Sep 14, 2018, 2:32 AM
The NY Times lynches a Jewish pro-Israel Trump appointee
In reopening a ZOA case against Rutgers U., Kenneth Marcus is simply doing his job as assistant secretary of education for civil rights
Aug 30, 2018, 4:35 PM
Will Kavanaugh overrule Scalia to support religious liberty?
A constitutional ruling by Justice Scalia eradicated prior decisions that protected rituals such as circumcision
Jun 5, 2018, 10:57 PM
Duma: Coerced confessions through an American lens
The Shabak admits treating the suspects roughly -- their confessions would be inadmissible in a US court
Jan 15, 2018, 10:53 PM
13 outrages in the Rubashkin prosecution
The criminal prosecution of Sholom Rubashkin, whose 27-year prison sentence was commuted by President Trump on the eighth day of Chanukah after Rubashkin had served eight years and eight days, was the most outrageous criminal prosecution I have witnessed in more...
Sep 20, 2017, 6:49 PM
Participating in a same-sex wedding: Required or Forbidden
The friend-of-the-court brief I was drafting for the US Supreme Court on behalf of a coalition of American Orthodox Jewish organizations that combine and submit legal arguments under the tedious, self-important title “National Jewish Commission on Law and Public...
Nathan Lewin is a Washington, D.C., attorney who specializes in religious freedom cases before the US Supreme Court.