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Dr. Dovid Schwartz

Schwartz v. City of New York

Won Trial Court
Last Updated 7/21/2022

Summary

An Orthodox Jewish psychotherapist filed a federal lawsuit against the city of New York for violating his freedom of speech and infringing on his religious faith and that of his patients. Dr. Dovid Schwartz, a licensed psychotherapist and member of the Chabad Lubavitch Orthodox Jewish Community in Brooklyn, is challenging the city’s ordinance that prohibits certain patient-counselor conversations that the New York City Council disfavors. The counseling censorship law extends to the counseling of willing adult patients and threatens increasing fines of $1,000, $5,000, or $10,000 for first, second, and subsequent violations.

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Trial Court
7/14/2020
Trial Court
6/22/2020
Trial Court
1/23/2019

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Roger G. Brooks
Roger G. Brooks
Senior Counsel
Roger G. Brooks serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is a key member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives.