My civilly divorced ex-wife has filed a motion in New Jersey Superior Court asking the judge to issue an order that I must provide her a "Get", a Jewish religious divorce. No rabbinic court has ordered me to provide a Get, and I consider
this an attack on my first amendment right of free exercise of religion.
Can I file a complaint in a Federal District Court asking for a stay of the NJ judge's order, or a preliminary injunction,
based on violation of my first amendment rights?
Would a Federal District Court normally hear such a matter if it has not been heard by the NJ Supreme Court?
How might time might be required to be granted a stay in Federal Court, if the NJ judge were to issue an order giving me a few weeks to give the Get?
Answered on: 8/08/10, 9:12 am by Robert Davies
this legal issue has been fought over in court before. Call me, you need a lawyer to fight this for you.
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