First Liberty Encourages NY High Court to Protect Ancient Jewish Religious Practice

ALBANY, N.Y., March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First Liberty Institute and law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Court of Appeals of the State of New York on behalf of Agudath Israel of America, a national grassroots Orthodox Jewish organization. The case, The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos, et. al. v. The NYC Police Dept., et. al., involves an activist group seeking to prevent Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City from participating in a millennia-old religious ritual known as Kaporos.

“Banning a thousand-year-old religious tradition would impose a tremendous burden on the Orthodox Jewish community and clearly violate the U.S. Constitution,” said Roger …

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