Injustice Continues: Supreme Court Rejects Rubashkin’s Appeal


rubashkinThe travesty continues.

On Monday, the first day of Yom Tov, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a 27-year prison term given to Reb Sholom Mordechai ben Rivka Rubashkin.

As they opened their new term, the justices refused to consider the appeal for the former Agriprocessors Inc. vice president.

Renowned lawyers argued that U.S. District Judge Linda Reade, who presided over his trial, could not be impartial because records showed she met with investigators to plan the logistics of the immigration raid and that the prison term was unprecedented for a first-time, nonviolent offender.

Paul Clement, a top Washington lawyer and former solicitor general under President George W. Bush, pursued the appeal for Reb Sholom Mordechai.

The American Civil Liberties Union, a group of former attorneys general and other legal experts also supported. the appeal.

“This is a sad day for justice in America,” Rubashkin attorney Guy Cook told the AP. “It is remarkable the Court would ignore the many briefs submitted by a cross section of legal experts urging the court to review the case.”

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction and sentence last year.

All are asked to continue davening for Reb Sholom Mordechai ben Rivka.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. anyone know why this entire tragic event happened in the first place?

    with the lack of achdus between people in klal yisroel there is no way for Mashiach to come. NOW is the time for each person to change his ENTIRE attitude in life between each other & bring achdus back to klal yisroel.

    18 months after Rubashkin was arrested, Rubashkin told someone who came to visit him. Maybe this is why i am here (in prison) klal yisroel has not gotten together as ONE nation, & in order for Mashiach to come Everyone needs to be one. (no matter what level of yiddishkeit each person is on) & if you know Rubashkin Personally, you can see why Hashem picked him to be the Shliach for klal yisroel. Rubashkin is a person of faith & trust in Hashem, with Boruch Hashem his Big Family & many other big issues besides the case he’s in now he is a person on a very high level of Bitachon & emunah in hashem.

    BOTTOM LINE: when achdus returns to klal yisroel, then we will not need rubashkin & etc… to remind us of the lack of achdus & mashiach will be here already

    may mashiach come ASAP & may everyone have a gutten moed

  2. You have to realize that the Supreme Court only sees a tiny percentage of the cases that are filed. Maybe 75 cases out of thousands, so its not shocking that rejected this case.
    Whats next is that may decide to have another court decide the case and if not that then a presidential pardon- which is highly unlikely under the Obama administration given his track record with Jews.

  3. Its because of “MESIRA”! But unfortunatly websites like Matzav are part of the problem! They cover up, cover up, cover up, cover up, cover up, cover up, cover up! They won’t allow the truth to come out!
    Btw, how is your buddy doing? Oh right. He’s on your cover up list! Stupid idiots!

  4. My Fellow Yidden. It’s time to wake up grab your bags and run to Eretz Yisroel it’s not a Joke look and see to what’s happening to us Yidden here in the US.

  5. Didn’t your campaign end (unfortunately!) some months ago already..? How can you not have heard about one of the biggest perversions of justice in recent US history?? Read up on it!

  6. Mr Santorum
    The “travesty” and “injustice” of the Rubashkin denial is as follows.Firstly there are people right now in the Otisville camp who have loss amounts equal to or greater than Mr Rubashkin and are only serving ten years in a “Camp” not a medium security facility with child molestors and “Lifers”Secondly;where is the downward departure from the guidelines range for a first time non violent offender?(Even though the “Guidlines are advisory and not compulsory today)There was none!!Lastly why was Mr Rubashkin not made aware of inappropriate ExPArte communication between the prosecutor and Judge Reade BEFORE his rial!?

  7. My Fellow Yidden. It’s time to wake up grab your bags and run to Eretz Yisroel it’s not a Joke look and see to what’s happening to us Yidden here in the US.

  8. Rav Avrohom Schoor said at the Rubashkin Asifa it is Yidden who Masser on other Yidden and go to Arkous as opposed to Bais Din who gave Judge Linda Reade the Koach to Put Rubashkin behind Bars unfortunetly where i live Messira is a very real issue