pellaz saidjust regurgitating an article in Towleroad; reference:
some organizations (Catholic church, some Orthodox Jewish groups and private entities) opposed legislation to eliminate the time limit prohibiting adults bringing civil cases after their 23rd birthdays.
The Catholic church has spent more than $2 million on lobbying this. Headed by NYC Cardinal Timothy Dolan. The contract with Wilson Elser was not renewed this year and the church is now paying another better faster firm, Greenberg Traurig, $6,000/mo. Maybe they should start paying property tax on their land holding instead??
Dolan has had court time as well:
To what I believe misleading, even if not intentional, from the OP which quotes various websites similarly that "some Orthodox Jewish groups and private entities opposed legislation" I suspected that a bit of bullshit as presented simply because it doesn't even sound Jewish. Our mothers LOVE us. So I googled a bit and as suspected this seems limited to only two groups...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agudath_Israel_of_America
eferred to as Agudah or abbreviated AIA), is a Haredi Jewish communal organization
So essentially, a sect of the ultra-orthodox Haredi subset.
The other group of "groups" is called Torah Umesorah, these guys which is more disturbing:http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0020_0_19951.html
The largest national body serving 700 Orthodox day schools in North America,
Both groups were called out as being wrong on this issue by the Committee on Ethics in Jewish Leadershiphttp://jewishleadershipethics.org/abuse/
JEWISH ETHICS COMMITTEE URGES AGUDATH ISRAEL
TO STOP OPPOSING BILL TO AID CHILD SEX ABUSE VICTIMS
The Committee on Ethics in Jewish Leadership is urging Agudath Israel and Torah Umesorah to drop their opposition to New York State legislation that would make easier for victims to sue perpetrators of sex crimes against children.
The Committee was heartened by the news that New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has urged the State Senate and Assembly to take action on the issue. According to Schneiderman, current statutes are “unreasonably restrictive” and make it unfairly difficult for victims to seek justice.
( http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/schneiderman-steps-article-1.2592543 )
The Child Victims’ Act (A2872A/S63A), sponsored by Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Queens) and Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), would eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting perpetrators of sex crimes against children, and would a create a one-year window for victims to bring civil suits against perpetrators in cases where the statute already expired.
Agudath Israel and Torah Umesorah are the only Jewish organizations opposing the Markey-Hoylman legislation. The two groups have argued that the bill might result in lawsuits that could cause substantial financial damage to some Jewish day schools.
In a statement released this week, the Committee on Ethics in Jewish Leadership said: “Jewish organizations have a moral obligation to make the safety of Jewish children their highest priority–and to conduct themselves with the highest standards of ethical responsibility. Victims of abuse have a right to seek justice, and Jewish institutions that have engaged in misdeeds should not hide behind statutes insulating them from legal action. If there are any schools whose administrations tolerated abuse, then those schools should face the consequences of their actions. Jewish organizations should be rallying around the victims, not undermining legislation designed to punish those who commit crimes.”