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Note and Brief from Marci Hamilton on Clergy Crimes

Dear All:

This follows on the heels of the news release that was posted yesterday and sent out on the network “First Amendment Does Not Protect Criminal Activities”  You can see the news release at

I have done a very quick run through of my lists and selected you to receive this brief.  It is well worth the read if you are planning on participating in the polygamy reference hearings in B.C.; or, if you are planning on submitting a brief.  For guide lines, please write to the Honourable Michael de Jong, Attorney General of B.C.,

I have not garnered any law faculties from Canada on my network over the years.  If you wish to forward this note and attachment to legal counsel or law faculties or any other organization interested in clergy crimes, please feel free.

Marci Hamilton, a FindLaw columnist, is the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at Benjamin N.

Cardozo School of Law and author of Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children

(Cambridge 2008). A review of Justice Denied appeared on this site on June 25, 2008. Her previous

book is God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law (Cambridge University Press 2005), now

available in paperback.

The campaign to Stop Polygamy in Canada is mentioned in Marci’s God vs. The Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law.  Thank you, Marci, for your great contributions to this campaign.


Nancy Mereska, Coordinator

Stop Polygamy in Canada

From: []
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: FW: First Amendment Does Not Protect Criminal Activities

Hi Nancy–  I am so glad Andrea sent out this notice.   I actually brought the amicus groups together in the Ramani case and wrote the brief.  I am attaching it so you can decide to which of your listservs to send it.  It would be good if those litigating the polygamy issues in Canada read it.

Best regards and happy holidays, Marci


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