Though the Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal regarding the 27-year prison sentence meted out to Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, his attorney Nat Lewin told Ami Magazine that he will not give up.
Lewin’s daughter and law partner, Alyza Lewin, told Ami, “My father has devoted his life to battling injustice. It is a deeply ingrained part of his personality. When he feels that someone has been wronged, he does not give up—even in the face of what may appear to be insurmountable odds. When one avenue appears blocked, he looks for and finds another approach. The Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari is deeply disappointing, but from my father’s perspective, it is not the end of the road. He has identified an additional legal avenue to challenge the unfair trial and will continue to work to rectify what he believes is the worst case of injustice he has seen in his career.”
For this relentless pursuit of justice for Jewish people; for his unyielding advocacy for Jewish causes; for being America’s foremost defender of the civil rights of observant Jews for decades, at a time when observant Jews are the one remaining community that is openly discriminated against; and for having more confidence in us than we often had in ourselves; Washington’s star attorney Nathan Lewin, defender of the Jewish faith, is Ami’s 5772 Person of the Year.
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