The site is an advocacy site for Sholom Rubashkin, a victim of grave injustice. He has been railroaded by the prosecutors, and is now appealing a 27 year sentence.
His case has an international following, and has attracted overwhelming grassroots support as well as the attention and involvement of respected legal, political and communal figures.
Sholom has helped countless individuals throughout his life. Now it is our turn to help him with his legal defense in his time of need.
On January 3, 2011, Sholom filed an appeal with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. Following the filing of this appeal, prominent legal organizations filed amicus briefs supporting the appeal for new trial.
At that hearing Nat Lewin informed the court that a motion for bail pending appeal would be filed. It was filed on June 16, 2011, and was denied.
To date, over 45 Congressmen have written to Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate this case.
On September 16, 2011, the Court of Appeals in the 8th Circuit denied Sholom Rubashin's appeal.
On April 2, 2012, attorneys Paul Clement and Nathan Lewin filed a cert petition to the U.S. Supreme Court asking them to take the case.
Six Amicus Briefs were filed with the Supreme Court supporting Sholom's petition asking the Court to hear the case.
Amici included 86 former federal judges and DOJ officials (27 federal judges, 2 Attorneys General, 1 Inspector General, 2 FBI Directors, 4 Deputy Attorneys General and 1 Solicitor General), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington Legal Foundation, 40 legal ethics professors, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and Justice Fellowship.