- Siff v. State Democratic Executive Committee
- People ex rel. Sarkis
175 Misc.2d 433, 668 N.Y.S.2d 435 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1997), Indictment No. 15676/89. Dated
December 10, 1997, as corrected March 2, 1998. Opinion by J. Reinaldo E. Rivera.
- Petition by Orthodox Jew acquitted of second degree murder on ground of insanity and
committed to psychiatric hospital to be furloughed during Jewish holidays denied, as were
his proposed alternatives to the accommodations being made by the hospital; New York case.
- Epstein v. State of New Jersey
311 N.J. Super. 350, 709 A.2d 1353 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div., 1998), A-4450-96T5.
Dated May 12, 1998. Opinion by J. Kimmelman.
- Notice of claim; observance of the religious holiday of Yom Kippur, which was not a
state legal holiday, did not excuse the late filing of a notice of claim by one day; New
- Turrentine v. State of Oklahoma
1998 OK CR 33, 965 P.2d 955 (Okla. Crim. App. 1998), No. F-95-1110. Dated May 27, 1998.
Reh. den. July 14, 1998, 1998 Okla. Crim. App. LEXIS 41. Opinion by J. Lumpkin.
- Dismissal of person from jury panel owing to the fact that during the second week of a
criminal case she would be unable to appear in court because of the Jewish religious
holiday of Rosh Hashanah was within the discretion of the court; defendant was not
deprived of a jury drawn from a fair cross-section of the community; nor was the fact that
the courts were closed on Christmas, but not Rosh Hashanah, unconstitutional.
- Novitsky v. American Consulting Engineers
1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1321 (N.D. Ill. 1999), No. 97 C 8854. Dated January 28, 1999.
Opinion by J. Charles P. Kocoras.
- Jewish employees claim for religious discrimination and hostile environment
dismissed; additional claim that the employer failed to accommodate employees
religious observance of Yom Kippur dismissed on procedural grounds; the complaint filed
with the EEOC was silent with respect to defendants alleged failure to accommodate
and the failure to accommodate claim was not "like or reasonably related to" the
religious discrimination claim.
Davis v. Methodist Hospital