Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Criminal Justice Reform Act

Adopted by the CCAR at the 87th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
1976

WHEREAS secrecy in government is threatening to our civil liberties, and

WHEREAS dissent is healthy and necessary in a democracy, and

WHEREAS freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press are integral parts of the American way of life, and

WHEREAS we are opposed to the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that we express strong opposition to the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 1976 (S. 1) which would endanger the above principles, and therefore urge Congress to defeat it.