Audio: No Ruling In Rubashkin Case Yet


rubashkin4[Click here to listen to the audio of today’s hearing.] An attorney for Reb Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin  says he’s “hopeful” he will get a new trial.  The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard arguments today. Attorney Guy Cook says the court took the case under advisement.

Rubashkin’s attorney’s sought a new trial claiming Chief U.S. District Court Judge Linda Reade, who presided over his trial, couldn’t be impartial and should have recused herself because she participated in the planning of the raid.

Sean Berry, a spokesman with the U.S. attorney’s office, says prosecutors would not comment on Wednesday’s hearing.

Click here to listen to the audio of today’s hearing.

{AP/ Newscenter}


  1. There’s good reason that Eric Holder doesn’t want to investigate the Rubashkin case. He knows that the Justice Dept. will need to bury their head in the sand at the outcome of his investigation.

  2. I live far off in Israel and my heart bleeds for Rubashkin and his family. I too believe, from reading allot about this case that he was grossly oversentanced. And he was known to do many good deeds for many people, some about which I know personally…May true justice evolve from this case..

  3. Reb Shulom Mordechais sentence is a total act of self interests and revenge on Reades part! She’s a judge who’s title is nothing but hijacked, may Hashem be noikim the tsadiks and his families suffering. and be manish her mida kineged mida

  4. Eisav Sonei Es Yaakov, it’s NOT THE JUDGE ONLY! it’s the entire American government in whom we all wrongly put all of our trust. Ein lono al mi lsmoch ela al aviono shebashamayim! May god hear our prayers and redeem us with the final redemption.

  5. R’ Sholom, with the help of Yidden worldwide, retained the best lawyers that money can buy, who have done a superb job of highlighting the trial judge’s misconduct in sitting on the case after colluding with the prosecution before the trial, and of her glaring one-sidedness against the defendant during the trial.

    Yet, at the end of the day, it all boils down to whether the judges on the Court of Appeals will be willing to censure the trial judge for her misconduct, by overturning the conviction.

    Now we find out that by some “amazing coincidence”, that the trial judge “just happens” to be scheduled to sit ON THE APPEALS COURT ITSELF together with the judges that will be, in effect, deciding, THAT VERY SAME DAY, whether she was guilty of depriving Sholom Mordechai of his constitutional right to a fair trial.

    The message here, I think, is that when all is said and done, we are, after all, just Yidden in Galus, and we can rely on no one for justice.

    Only on our Father in Heaven.

    So we need to Daven, Daven, Daven!

    Shlom Mordechai Ben Rivkah

  6. I am not an observant Jew, but nevertheless I have been following the SMR very closely.

    From where I am sitting, it would seem that Chief Judge Linda Reade’s impartiality in this case is suspect- to say the very least.

    In any other jurisdiction she would have recused herself from any further involvement.

  7. they just gota say na nach nachma nachman meumman and in that zechus we should merit to see joy and happiness brought to the rubashkin home. na nach nachma nachman meuman

  8. To na nach (#13)

    Could you educate me and the tzibbur on this na nach nachma etc.etc. business? I see it scribbled everywhere, even on the kever of HaRav Ovadia miBartenura in Yerushalaim.

  9. If anyone is interested in hearing Lawyer Lewin speak about Shalom Mordechai himself and the community support behind him- listen to the last 90 seconds of the recording.

  10. Listened to the entire thing! Lawyer Lewin definitely was well knowledge and prepared not so much the prosecution. After everything said and done the case is in the hands of the one who “Neither sleeps nor slumbers” and awaits our prayers!

  11. Bs”D “Taking the case under advisement” means the court is taking time to consider the case. What it also means is that we have more time to daven that Rabbi Sholom Mordechai HaLevi ben Rivkah Rubashkin should be freed immediately, that he and his family and all the Yidden who were hurt by the raid, should be compensated by HaKadosh Boruch Hu, in a revealed way. And, as long as we’re davening, we should “go for broke” and beg Hashem to send the Geulah NOW, and all Yidden should have the Yeshuos and Refuos that they need. There is so much suffering in Klal Yisroel. Let Moshiach be revealed already.

  12. I thought that Attorney Lewin did a wonderful job arguing this difficult case and answering the judge’s questions.

    Kol hakavod Reb Nat. Keep up the good work.

  13. “Eisav Sonei Es Yaakov, it’s NOT THE JUDGE ONLY! it’s the entire American government in whom we all wrongly put all of our trust. Ein lono al mi lsmoch ela al aviono shebashamayim! May god hear our prayers and redeem us with the final redemption”, opines Maamin #7.

    If that is indeed the case, why are you still living comfortably and securely in the land of Eisav?

    Why don’t you move to EY? It may not be the ideal place to live but it would be better than living under the cruel and discriminatory yoke of the Government of the USA.

    But you will not move from the effete surroundings of America – ever. If you did, you would have to commit to something and put your money where your mouth is.

  14. Advise means they will do some homework and maek a descision soon iy’h. One article I saw said they were impressed on how his lawyers presented theri claims

  15. I listened to the entire audi and want to express my heartfelt thanks to Nat Lewin for a job so well done. May Hashem help him be matzliach. I was hoping to hear some more detail from Nat Lewin, but I know that he was not allotted too much time so he used his time as best as he felt appropriate and gave it all he’s got.
    As usual, ain lonu al me lehishoen, ellah al avinue shebashomayim. Teshuva, tefilah utzedakah maavirim es roah hagezeirah.

  16. Wow! This audio is amazing! I never heard a hearing like this in full before. I found it fascinating. Everyone shoudl isten to it.