Equal and Fair Justice for Sholom Rubashkin

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jerry Nadler

Rep. Nadler Writes A.G. Holder Regarding Rubashkin

amicus & appeal update

Recipients of "Justice for Sholom" e-mails have long been aware of the overly aggressive treatment Sholom Rubashkin has received. But now there's a growing chorus of voices who have publicly criticized the fairness of Mr. Rubashkin's prosecution, trial and sentence.

The legal community, elected representatives and members of the general public have begun to recognize that this was not just a prosecution that practiced overzealousness - but a prosecution that practiced misconduct. They have further decried Judge Linda Reade's excessive involvement in the planning of the raid, portraying the appearance of improper bias in the trial of Mr. Rubashkin.
Recently, three well respected organizations have come out in support of Mr. Rubashkin's recent appeal brief filed by his attorneys led by Nathan Lewin: The ACLU of Iowa, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and theWashington Legal Foundation (WLF) have all filed amicus briefs with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Their amicus briefs were signed by 25 professors and legal scholars, including Professor Alan Dershowitz and James H. Reynolds - former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa.

Read more about it in the National Law Journal here.
Also noteworthy is that over 30 Members of Congress have written to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to investigate these allegations of misconduct.

1.       Contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives, and ask them to send a letter to Attorney General Holder requesting an investigation for the sake of justice.
2.       Go on Facebook and Twitter and ask your friends to contact their lawmakers as well.
3.       Forward this e-mail to family, friends and fellow supporters of Sholom Rubashkin.
4.       Ask your friends and family to visit and sign up to receive e-mails like this one.  
Please note: It is not appropriate to send e-mails or other correspondence to the judge in this case or the appellate court. Please direct all e-mails to your local senator or congressman or the Department of Justice Office of Intergovernmental and Public Liaison at Please keep your comments respectful at all times.  
Together, we can show prosecutors and the legal community that concerned citizens are watching the case of Sholom Rubashkin, and that he deserves “equal and fair administration of justice under the law.”

Monday, January 3, 2011

1:00 PM: Tehillim for Rubashkin


Hashem save us; may the King answer us on the day we call!
Please join an international effort to recite Tehillim for Sholom Mordechai halevi ben Rivka tomorrow, Monday, January 3rd, at 1:00pm Eastern. Please recite chapters 20, 52 and 150. This is the day the lawyers will be filing his appeal brief.
We appeal to you to daven to Hashem for the success of Sholom Mordechai's appeal.
Please spread the word! Email this to at least ten others!
The Rubashkin Family

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