In the Courts

OU Advocacy files legal briefs in court cases that impact the Jewish community.

Amicus Curiae Brief: Holt v. Hobbs

The Orthodox Union joined with other leading Jewish organizations to argue that Arkansas prison regulations should not be allowed to compel religiously observant men to violate their beliefs and shave their beards–nor should the regulations be allowed to prohibit beards longer … Continued
Read More Posted at October 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Amicus Curiae Brief: Zivotofsky v. Kerry

The Orthodox Union joined with other leading Jewish organizations on the issue of whether an American citizen who was born in Israel may identify his place of birth as "Israel", rather than "Jerusalem, Israel" on his passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
Read More Posted at July 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Amicus Curiae Brief: Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Lew

The Orthodox Union joined with other leading Orthodox Jewish organizations to defend the constitutionality of the federal tax code’s “parsonage” allowance for clergy in federal court. OU Advocacy joined an amicus brief drafted by the noted attorney Nathan Lewin. The … Continued
Read More Posted at April 11, 2014 at 9:50 am
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