In the Courts

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

Amicus Curiae Brief: FFRF v. Lew – COLPA, et al.

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

Orthodox Union Welcomes Court Ruling Dismissing Anti-Shechita Lawsuit

Today, the Orthodox Union (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization commended a Washington State appellate court for its decision to uphold Washington’s Humane Slaughter Law, permitting kosher and halal slaughtering of animals. … Continued
Read More Posted at August 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Circumcision Ban goes to Court

Efforts to defeat the proposed ban on circumcision on San Francisco’s ballot continue. Yesterday, the “StopCircBan” coalition of which the OU is a member went to court (California Superior Court) and asked the judge to pull it off the ballot. … Continued
Read More Posted at June 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

IL Court Rules on Rx & Religious Liberty

The Orthodox Union has, for decades, worked to advance the cause of religious freedom in the workplace. As we have often said, no person should be forced to choose between their career and their conscience. And we have made significant … Continued
Read More Posted at April 6, 2011 at 9:41 am
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