Wiggin & Dana’s Appellate Practice Group was recently retained to prepare a high-profile amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”), headquartered in New York City

March 1, 2001

Wiggin & Dana’s Appellate Practice Group was recently retained to prepare a high-profile amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League ("ADL"), headquartered in New York City. ADL’s amicus brief was filed in the case of Good News Club v. Milford Central School, No. 99-2036. In this church-state relations case, ADL supported the position of the respondent school, which denied the petitioner’s application to hold in the elementary school, immediately after the end of the school day, meetings involving religious worship, instruction and indoctrination for children ages six to twelve. Working pro bono, Appellate Practice Group attorneys Jeffrey Babbin and Jesse Furman wrote the brief and participated as "Justices" in a moot court session to prepare the school’s attorney for argument in the Supreme Court. They then enjoyed attending the oral argument in Washington on February 28, 2001. The ADL’s press release, dated 1/15/01, can be viewed at www.adl.org ["press release" sublink]. This is one of several matters handled in recent years in the United States Supreme Court by Wiggin & Dana’s appellate attorneys.