Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

JUSTICE

Digests of resolutions adopted by the
Central Conference of American Rabbis
between 1889 and 1974

1. We petition Governor Young of California to enter into a complete investigation of the Mooney-Billings case and in the event of a discovery of a miscarriage of justice to pardon these men. We have grave doubts concerning their guilt. (1929, p. 96)

2. We urge fairer treatment for the three and a half million Americans of Mexican stock. (1944, p. 96)

3. The CCAR calls upon all its members and their congregants:

  1. To hold fast to the American legal principle of the innocence of the accused until proved guilty in all cases regardless of public or private provocation to pre-judge any defendant;

  2. To support fully the accused's right to petition the courts for the fullest extension of their legal rights such as bail, as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and specifically designed to safeguard the individual and to prevent any miscarriage of justice;

  3. And to make known our support for every person or group that provides legal assistance of any and all forms for the accused, since such assistance is a helpful guarantor that justice and equity will be served. (1971, p. 40)