Agudath Israel intervenes, usually through the submission of amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) legal briefs, in court cases throughout the country that could have an impact on our community or on religious liberty in general.  Judges read these briefs and in some cases have even cited our briefs in their decisions.  We have filed many dozens of amicus curiae briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, in many state Supreme Courts, and in other courts.  In this section we include news about just some of the important briefs we have filed and signed onto, along with copies of the actual briefs.

Governmental Assistance to Nonpublic Schools

Michigan Supreme Court Upholds Nonpublic School Reimbursement

Amicus Brief in Espinoza v. Montana filed in U.S. Supreme Court

Amicus Brief in Michigan Supreme Court Nonpublic School Reimbursement Case

Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue Supreme Court Ruling Press Release

US Supreme Court Decision in Espinoza v. Montana

Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue Amicus Brief Filing Press Release

Amicus Brief in Espinoza v. Montana Tax Credit Scholarship Case Filed in Montana Supreme Court

Locke v. Davey COLPA Amicus Brief

ACST v. Winn Tax Credit Amicus Brief

Amicus Brief filed in Federal Case Involving Aid to Private School Students Press Release

Amicus Brief Filed in Michigan v. DeVos Case Involving Aid to Private School Students

Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Hear Cases Involving Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

COLPA Amicus Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Cases Involving Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

COLPA Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Ministerial Exception Case

Clergy and Teachers Tax Issues

Court Upholds Constitutionality of Parsonage Payments

Amicus Brief Filed in Parsonage Payments Case Press Release

COLPA Parsonage Payments Amicus Brief

Religious Liberty

Supreme Court  Ministerial Exception Decision Press Release

Amicus Brief Filed in Supreme Court Religious Liberty Case Press Release

Amicus Brief Defending Kaparos Press Release

Amicus Brief Defending Kaparos

Nondiscrimination in Religious Land Use

Bikur Cholim COLPA Amicus Brief

Tenafly Eruv COLPA Amicus Brief

Patient’s Rights and End of Life Issues

Betancourt Patient’s Rights Amicus Brief

Health Care Patient’s Rights Court Decision: In re Lee Kahan

Supporting Special Education

Amicus Brief in Special Education Case

Combatting Anti-Israel Activities

Anti-BDS Boycott Case Press Release

Amicus Brief in Anti-BDS Boycott Case

Amicus Brief Filed Opposing Legalizing Suicide Press Release

Amicus Brief Filed Opposing Legalizing Suicide

Amicus Curiae Briefs

Court of Appeals Rejects Legalizing Suicide

Legal Cases and Briefs

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo: District Court Permanent Injunction Press Release

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo: District Court Permanent Injunction

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo: Second Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Press Release

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo: Second Circuit Court of Appeals Decision

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Press Release

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo: U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo; U.S. Supreme Court Order

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo: U.S. Supreme Court Application Press Release

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo: U.S. Supreme Court Application for Injunction

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo; U.S. Supreme Court Press Release re Supporting Amicus Briefs

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo: Second Circuit Court of Appeals Motion Press Release

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo: Second Circuit Court of Appeals Motion

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo:  Request for Temporary Restraining Order Press Release

Agudath Israel v. Cuomo: Request for Temporary Restraining Order Filed In Federal District Court