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Reform Jewish Movement Calls on Senate to Reject Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Today, the Reform Jewish Movement adds its voice to those calling on the Senate to reject the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. He has many professional and intellectual qualifications, but an examination of Judge Kavanaugh’s record makes it clear that his elevation to the Supreme Court would significantly jeopardize or adversely affect the most fundamental rights the Reform Movement has long supported.

Reform Jewish Movement Calls on Senate to Reject Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Reform Jewish Leader Decries Anti-Worker Supreme Court Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2018 

WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, reversing decades-old precedent that allowed unions to collect fees from nonmembers to support collective bargaining and contract administration from which members and nonmembers alike benefitted.

Reform Jewish Leader Decries Anti-Worker Supreme Court Decision

Reform Jewish Movement Condemns Ruling on Discriminatory Travel Ban Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Trump v. Hawaii, a case that challenged the legality of the Trump Administration’s third iteration of a travel ban barring entry to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority countries.

Reform Jewish Movement Condemns Ruling on Discriminatory Travel Ban Case

Reform Jewish Leader Concerned By Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

For Immediate Release
January 30, 2017

Contact: Graham Roth or Max Rosenblum
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Press Release from the Religious Action Center

Reform Jewish Leader Concerned By Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Zubik v. Burwell Ruling Leaves Key Issues Unresolved

Washington, D.C., May 16, 2016– In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling in Zubik v. Burwell, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Zubik v. Burwell Ruling Leaves Key Issues Unresolved

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Swift Senate Consideration of Supreme Court Nominee

Washington, D.C., March 16, 2016 – In response to the nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Swift Senate Consideration of Supreme Court Nominee

RAC Leader Expresses Condolences in Light of Justice Scalia's Death

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2016 – In response to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued this statement:

RAC Leader Expresses Condolences in Light of Justice Scalia's Death

Published: 02/13/2016

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Senate Opposition to Honaker Nomination

Saperstein and Gutmann: Mr. Honaker’s record leaves us with serious doubts as to his ability to safeguard religious liberty and reproductive rights… With the stakes so high – a lifetime appointment to the federal bench – we feel compelled to oppose a judge who would endanger our core freedoms.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Rebecca Blake Chaikin
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Senate Opposition to Honaker Nomination

Supreme Court Misguided on the Lethal Injection Ruling: Reform Jewish Leader

Pelavin: While this particular ruling is deeply saddening, it does not close the door on or diminish our commitment to ending capital punishment.

Contact Sean Thibault or Jonah Perlin
​202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Supreme Court Misguided on the Lethal Injection Ruling: Reform Jewish Leader

Published: 04/18/2008

Highest Court Protects the Right of Habeas Corpus: Reform Jewish Leader

Pelavin: We applaud the Supreme Court’s clear statement that detainees held by the U.S. government indeed have the right to challenge their detention. 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Jonah Perlin
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

 

Highest Court Protects the Right of Habeas Corpus: Reform Jewish Leader