Update: Supreme Court Will Not Debate About Kosher Laws

February 24, 2003

Source: The Associated Press


On February 24, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "the [Supreme Court] justices refused, without comment, to consider reinstating New York laws that set standards for the labeling of kosher food... The court could have used the appeals by New York and some Jewish leaders to give states guidance in regulating kosher food, without violating constitutional boundaries between church and state... At issue is the way New York regulated kosher products to ensure they met the strict religious requirements of Orthodox Judaism. The appeals court held that the laws improperly took sides in a religious matter... The case is Cox v. Miller, 02-937."