U.S. Court Upholds New York “Kosher Law”
A U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that New York’s “Kosher Act” does not violate the constitution, upholding a previous ruling by a lower court.
The case was brought on by Commack Self-Service Kosher Meats Inc., located in Long Island, NY, which claimed the state law violates the first amendment and is a violation of the separation between church and state.
“The Kosher Act merely requires food products marketed as kosher to be labeled as kosher,” wrote U.S. Circuit Judge Christopher Droney. “The Kosher Act does not entangle the state with religion because it does not require the state to enforce laws based on religious doctrine or to inquire into the religious content or religious nature of the products sold.”